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Solar PV Courses Keeps The Cowboys Out!

Installation of a renewable energy system like PV Solar technology, supported with the introduction of the FeedIn Tariffs last April 2010, and the recent announcement of a similar Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme for solar water heating, is set to become a major feature of the UK's 'green' construction trades industry.The potential for making a lucrative return has already brought the inevitable 'cowboy' element to the scene with reports of misinformation, overcharging and question marks raised over standards and safety of the installation itself.The opportunity for genuine students interested in embarking upon a career in a rewarding renewable energy industry is readily available and a candidates can receive full curriculum training, skills knowledge and nationally recognised qualifications at the AbleSkills Renewable Energy Centre, an established City & Guilds, BPEC and NICEIC approved trainer in key renewable energy courses, including solar PV courses, ground source heat pumps courses, underfloor heating courses and solar courses.In addition, valuable renewable energy awareness courses are offered, which give an introduction to the subject and the various types of green technologies. One of the key roles that installers should play is to provide homeowners and others with the correct and legal information before a decision is made to install, for example, an array of solar PV panels on their roof.The basic facts are :

  • PV solar panels do not require planning permission unless the premises is a listed buildings or within a conservation area.
  • An array should not be installed in the shade as this will decrease the output from the system and should normally be installed in locations that receive the sun's ambient light through most of the day.
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