Wigton to offer renewable energy training course in April

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Registration is now open for a certificate course in solar thermal technologies at Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab in Rose Hill, Manchester, from April 5-7, 2017.

Solar water heater suppliers and technicians, energy enthusiasts, educators and students in energy related fields, and members of the general public are invited to enrol in the three-day programme which Wigton says will provide a "thorough overview of solar thermal technology with an emphasis on the measurement and distribution of solar radiation, solar collectors as well as the design, configuration and installation of solar thermal systems".

The curriculum will include a mix of classroom and lab sessions and will be delivered and assessed by Sameer Simms, Christene Campbell and Trevor Bennett, all of whom were trained by the Renewables Academy, a leading international provider of energy training headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Registration is open until April 4, 2017 and prospective applicants can visit Wigton’s website at www.wwfja.com for more details or send an e-mail to training coordinator and engineer Sanja Simmonds at sanja.simmonds@wwfja.com.

Wigton Windfarm’s General Manager Earl Barrett explained the reason for the course.

"With more businesses and homeowners opting for solar-powered energy sources, there is an increasing demand for skilled professionals who are knowledgeable about solar energy technologies. The solar thermal technology training course we are offering at the Wigton Renewable energy lab will equip persons to position themselves or their businesses to take advantage of the opportunities that are arising in the growing business of solar technology supply and installation," he said.

Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab is a state-of-the-art facility which provides theoretical and hands-on training in all areas of renewable energy. It was opened in November 2016 and began offering training courses in January this year. Both the lab and Wigton Windfarm Limited are run by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica.statutory corporation established to undertake the development and promotion of Jamaica’s energy resources in support of the National Energy Policy and Vision 2030, the National Development Plan.





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