Building professional competencies indices in the solar energy industry for the engineering education curriculum

Chin Guo Kuo, Chi Cheng Chang

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    Abstract

    This study aims to develop professional competency indices and their subindices as needed by the solar energy industry, to establish a basis for development of the engineering education curriculum. The methodologies adopted by the study are literature analysis, expert advisories, and focus groups. The study focuses on the establishment of competency indices by experts at stock market-listed companies and then confirms these competencies with focus groups. The study found that the competencies required by the solar industry consist of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the areas of materials development and applications, photovoltaic technology, cell manufacturing technology, biotechnology, chemical technology, power generation and electricity, process development and improvement, data collection and analysis, industry regulation, green energy beliefs, and working attitudes and values. The results of this study can be used as the basis for the cultivation, selection, and employment of industry professionals.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number963291
    JournalInternational Journal of Photoenergy
    Volume2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Materials Science(all)

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