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A project entitled “Connecting to an Alternative Future” is launched on 28 September 2016, at Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS). It is implemented with financial support from the Youth Foundation of Azerbaijan under the President of the Azerbaijan Republic in partnership with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, The State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAARES) and the Information Systems and Technologies Centre “Multimedia” and with organizational support from BHOS.
Nurali Yusifbeily, Deputy Chairman of the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources of the Azerbaijan Republic, Gulmali Suleymanov, Director of the Centre on Ozone and Climate Changes of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Azerbaijan Republic as well as other project participants and representatives of mass media made speeches at the project opening ceremony.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, BHOS Vice-Rector for Training, Science and International Relations Ramiz Humbatov greeted the project’s participants on behalf of the BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov and wished them every success in the project implementation. He told about important projects implemented in our country for use of alternative and renewable energy sources over the last years. Speaking about activity of the Training and Research Center on Renewable Energy Engineering established at BHOS, the Vice-Rector said in the future the Higher School would train specialists in this field. Ramiz Humbatov pointed out the importance of the “Connecting to an Alternative Future” project implementation at the Baku Higher Oil School. He also said that workshops on renewable energy sources are conducted at BHOS every month.
In his speech chief of the Centre on Ozone and Climate Changes of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Gulmali Suleymanov expressed his satisfaction with the fact that the “Connecting to an Alternative Future” project is being implemented at the Baku Higher Oil School and wished every success to the project participants.
In the first day, Teymur Sadikhov, an Azerbaijani scientist working at NASA, gave a report on Robotics and Knut Erlend, Norwegian trainer and Head of “Provitaz” and “İnnovaz” Ltd., made a report on renewable energy sources beneficial for people. Other attendants also presented information about alternative energy sources.
During three days of the project implementation, Chief Advisor of the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources of Azerbaijan Republic Emil Veliyev made the report on SAARES’ activity; Chief Advisor of SAARES Jabrail Veliyev made the report on opportunities for alternative energy in Azerbaijan; and advisor of SAARES Control and Monitoring Department Emin Gashimov made the report on projects on energy sources implemented by SAARES.
It shall be noted, that the project participants pay on-the-spot visit to solar panels station located in Surakhani.
It shall be also reminded that the main goals of the “Connecting to an Alternative Future” are to facilitate making decisions on transition of the economics, study experience and future potential for further development of Azerbaijani youth, and raise Azerbaijani civil society’s awareness about nanotechnology and alternative energy sources by highlighting these topics in the press and publishing articles on these topics including research articles.