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Solar PV Panels Chosen For Dartmoor National Park

It really does seem the news that UK is now the world's fastest growing market for the popular renewable technology, Solar PV - with over 40,000 panels installed by mid 2010 - is now being constantly proven on a day by day basis! Inevitably, residential home owners will be attracted to the FeedIn Tariffs scheme, which enables excess electricity to be sold back to the Grid and increasingly, organisations are also recognising both the cost-saving and eco-friendly benefits of efficient energy use.Just recently, a solar photovoltaic system was installed into the roof structure of an extended barn conversion in Dartmoor National Park, meeting the regulatory requirements of Dartmoor National Park Planning as well as supplying the majority of the property's hot water requirement.Once again, this is yet another example of good news for concerned trainee electricians who seek a solid career base in times of economic uncertainty, although the construction trade skills have traditionally been seen as a relatively safe and secure career path.The enormous challenge ahead to reduce the UK's carbon footprint and meet EU emission reduction targets, now extended by another ten years to 2030, and transform the means of delivering energy efficient heating and lighting, ensure that the demand for electricians and plumbers trained and qualified on renewable energy courses will only rise over the coming decades.The growing interest by companies and organisation in solar heating technology is reflected in the system satisfying stringent planning policies to control development by the Dartmoor National Park Planning, which are intended to preserve the character of the area. Moreover, they were thereby, encouraged by the unobtrusive, yet effective integration of the panels into the structure of the roof, to the use of low carbon, environmentally friendly technologies.The panels were installed in a south-facing roof, exposed to maximum sunlight during the day in the summer, and because of the roof's orientation, enough solar energy is also collected in the winter to raise the temperature of the water, which is stored in a 300 litre direct solar cylinder and provides around 80 per cent of the property's hot water requirement.The duel necessity of cutting energy use costs and carbon emission by the installation of zero rated appliances and systems must be now a key consideration for all those candidates who are looking at embarking upon electrical courses.Candidates without any prior knowledge or experience, must first qualify on a City & Guilds Electrical 2330, NVQ Level 2 course, which provides all the required background knowledge and is an introduction to the required practical skills before qualifying to progress onto NVQ Level 3 Electrical 2356. At AbleSkills training centre, purpose built and dedicated training workshops in the key trade skills areas of electrical, plumbing, gas, tiling and construction are now reinforced by a brand new 2 storey renewable energy centre which enables students the opportunity to progress their career in learning to install key renewable systems including solar hot water, heat pumps, underfloor heating and biomass.