Gravtex Ltd, Entrepreneurs and RVT agree on joint development of topical methodological materials

Riga, September 16. Today, at the Professional Education Competence Centre “Riga State Technical School” (RVT), three Latvian companies signed a cooperation agreement with the educational institution, agreeing to engage in comprehensive training of highly qualified specialists in accordance with the Green Course in Economics and the European Union climate goals.

The agreement envisages the participation of entrepreneurs in new professional education programs, as well as support in the development of topical methodological materials, knowledge transfer in the business environment and vice versa. Among other things, the agreement envisages the development of two solar panel shed (car port) prototypes at the RVT training base, which would be primarily intended for charging electric cars, industrially produced, making maximum use of local raw materials for supporting structures and using technologies that would already comply with the forthcoming EU Taxonomy Regulation.

The agreement was signed and joint cooperation projects were agreed by RVT (director Dagnija Vanaga), an exporting carpentry and design company from Rēzekne SIA “Gravtex” (board member Andris Filipenoks), the first airtight solar panel roof manufacturer in Latvia SIA “Saules Grauds” (board chairman Edmunds Zālīte) and a car-sharing company, currently the largest electric car fleet owner in Latvia, SIA “Fiqsy” (Chairman of the Board Māris Avotiņš).

The EU’s green course means a gradual move away from the current oil economy, and that everyone will inevitably have to change the way we produce energy, move, and so on. Solar panel sheds are also a small but important step in the direction of change, we can produce them on site and not buy them from others. In addition, it is important to note that correctly and precisely prefabricated structures will always consume less raw materials and energy than artisanal construction on site. The installation time of factory-finished products is several times shorter, so using such products can significantly save both materials and money.

Prototypes of the products created during the cooperation project are planned to be exhibited and tested in an accessible but guarded RVT territory.