Developing capacity in renewable energy is crucial to support Saudi Arabia programmes in adopting renewable energy and energy efficiency infrastructure. The ECCD team provided such capacity building in the KSA covering renewable energy system design, energy in builidngs and socio-economic understanding geared to transition energy use to low carbon.

The team developed course materials incorporating different analytical tools design methodologies, practical examples and site visits.

Examples include capacity building programmes in the areas of renewable resource mapping, energy efficiency, PV power generation from buildings and PV/ PV-hybrid power system modelling in Saudi Arabia (Solar Shaded Car Park Project) and the Solar Housing Project.  

A recent workshop conducted by ECCD for over 50 academics and research staff included training on BIPV design- system integration and expected performance and Solar PV design in building applications.