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Know Your Solar PV From Solar Thermal!

The ability to install a solar technology system for a domestic household requires knowing that the process involves more than simply bolting a couple of solar panels onto the side of a roof and plugging into an upstairs mains socket!That's obvious, but there is a serious body of important theory and practical skills knowledge necessary to learn and be verified to qualify as a competent solar PV electrician who can advise on the correct specification and logistics of installing solar PV technology, fit for purpose.Besides the careful siting and alignment for maximum duration of exposure, there are considerations of different types of PV solar panels, with arrays stipulated at different kW ratings according to specific requirement in modules ranging in size from 2 feet by 4 feet to 4 feet by 8 feet. Even though the basic concept involves active solar energy, which uses mechanical devices in the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy, the process requires to be thoroughly understood.At AbleSkills Renewable Energy Centre, two of the key renewable energy courses taught are solar PV courses and solar courses. In addition, an useful 'primer' for those interested in working in the 'renewables' installation industry?