GSES Improves Solar Training With Virtual Reality

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Austin, Texas-based Interplay Learning, a provider of online training for skilled trades using virtual reality (VR) and 3D simulations, has announced a partnership with Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES).

GSES is a multidisciplinary engineering, training and consultancy company specializing in solar PV design, online and face-to-face solar training, solar book publishing, and PV system audits. Interplay Learning will provide its solar training and education platform for GSES, which will offer training courses involving site survey, installation, commissioning and troubleshooting processes.

“Our partnership with Interplay Learning allows us to take a massive step forward with the solar training courses we offer by utilizing virtual reality,” says Geoff Stapleton, managing director at GSES. “It will exponentially benefit those who take our courses in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. Traditionally, we delivered courses online and face-to-face in various countries. Even if we had hundreds of trainers on staff, we could not achieve the penetration or benefits that virtual reality offers. This new partnership will allow us to expand our global reach and serve a worldwide market.”

“Interplay Learning is thrilled to partner with GSES, as their multinational reach helps us impact the skilled-trades gap globally,” adds Doug Donovan, CEO of Interplay Learning. “Our solutions allow GSES to deliver effective solar training using interactive video courses and 3D simulations created by top solar industry experts. Course materials are accessible by desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or VR headset and provide an immersive learning experience for engagement and a field-like experience. It’s a tremendous opportunity to elevate the learning process.”

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Virtual reality will go a long way in Solar Industry. Previously, this required scaling rooftops and takings various measurements. Today, with VR and Sattelite imagery we are able to build virtual presentations of the solar PV installation even without visiting the site. Technology rocks and all the best for this new technology.