Registration Now Open for Wigton Training Lab’s Solar Energy Course

The new solar photovoltaic (PV) training demo unit at the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab in Rose Hill, Manchester. The unit is one of several renewable energy technology demos installed at the facility, which was opened in November 2016.

The new solar photovoltaic (PV) training demo unit at the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab in Rose Hill, Manchester. The unit is one of several renewable energy technology demos installed at the facility, which was opened in November 2016.

The recently opened Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab is offering a certificate course in solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and systems which is scheduled for January 11-13, 2017 at the Wigton Windfarm’s Resource Centre in Rose Hill, Manchester.

The three-day course will provide in-depth training in solar energy and photovoltaic systems. The curriculum’s modules will familiarise participants with the science of solar energy and solar radiation as well as the practical steps involved in designing, scaling, configuring and installing a solar PV system.

The target group includes solar PV service providers, energy practitioners, educators, energy enthusiasts and any other interested persons. Registration is open until January 10, 2017 and interested persons can visit Wigton’s website: www.wwfja.com for more information or send an email to: sanja.simmonds@wwfja.com

The training will be delivered by Sustainable Energy Engineer, Joni Hall; Electrical Engineering lecturer, Dwight Reid and Electrical Instructor, Caion Stoner. The course instructors were each trained by the Germany-based, Renewables Academy; (RENAC) a leading provider of energy training.

“As more householders and business operators seek to utilise alternative energy there will be growing demand for expertise in solar PV configurations and installation and this course will help individuals to develop the requisite knowledge and skills to meet that demand,” said Wigton Windfarm’s General Manager, Earl Barrett.

“Wigton’s solar energy training course will give participants high quality, hands-on training in an aspect of renewable energy that could prove to be quite lucrative as our renewable energy industry expands,” he added. In addition to courses in solar energy, the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab; which opened in November 2016, will offer practical and theoretical instruction in wind power, small hydro, bio-energy, fuel cells and energy conservation. The lab facility is equipped with state of the art, renewable energy technology demos and other equipment from RENAC; and training is delivered through workshops, seminars, lectures, courses and practical lab work.

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