City & Guilds accredits Wigton's energy courses

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City & Guilds accredits Wigton's energy courses

Sunday, October 27, 2019

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Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab, the capacity- building and talent development arm of Wigton Windfarm Limited, has been awarded City & Guild sAssured Status for its four major courses.

The designation has been assigned to the lab's core offerings in wind energy, solar thermal, bio-energy and solar photovoltaic studies. Course participants will now receive certificates issued by City & Guilds, world-renown for promoting portable skills and globally recognised standards that enable people and organisations to succeed.

City & Guilds partners with governments, employers and educators in over 50 countries to advise them on developing high-quality skills training to meet the needs of the global workforce, as well as local demands.

Of the new development, general manager of Wigton Windfarm Limited Earl Barrett, said: “In addition to our commercial objectives, Wigton is committed to developing a cadre of skilled, qualified professionals and service providers, who can operate in all areas and at all levels of the renewable energy industry and City & Guilds Assured Status for our core courses can translate across several spheres.”

The first offering with the newly received classification will be delivered next month when Wigton hosts a solar photovoltaic (PV) course at the training lab located at its wind farm complex in Rose Hill, Manchester from November 18 – 22, 2019. The five-day course will cover the fundamentals of PV technology, as well as PV system design, installation and operation for stand-alone or grid-tied systems.

Specific topics include: PV system components and equipment, mounting systems and installation methods, principles of sizing, as well as the use and operation of inverters and charge controllers. Participants will also be exposed to the legal and financial considerations of installing a system, the requirements for power purchase agreements with the utility company, and best practices for determining system feasibility and size.

More information can be had by e-mailing or calling (876) 960-3994. The deadline for registration is November 11, 2019.

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