Renewable energy training provider, GTEC, has launched a battery storage training course, offering electricians and renewable installers the chance to upskill to install Electrical Energy Storage Systems (EESS).
GTEC is one of the first providers in the UK to provide training in this promising technology, which could make great contribution to the low-carbon future.
Research and development in recent years means that battery storage technology has greatly improved leading to wider use in domestic settings. The new course is designed to cater for this growing market, providing experienced installers with a RQF Level 3 qualification in the design, installation and commissioning of Electrical Energy Storage Systems from LCL Awards.
The training course covers all the essential requirements for the installation of EESS, including identification of equipment, arrangements and operating modes, design, installation, initial verification and handover, in conjunction with the latest IET Code of Practice.
Griff Thomas from GTEC says: 'We are excited to be one of the first training centres to deliver training in battery storage. We believe this emerging technology will have a wide-reaching impact as we head towards net zero 2050 - from building resilience and stability in the electricity grid to allowing homeowners to become more self-sufficient.
'With solar panels on the roof, an electric vehicle on the drive and a battery storage system in place, consumers can maximise their ‘self-consumption', make savings on their energy bills and contributing to a low-carbon society. While this may seem an idealistic vision to some, it is a case of ‘when' not ‘if'.
The training course is aimed at practicing electricians, electrical technicians and engineers who hold a formal Level 3 electrical qualification and current BS7671 and is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
The training and assessment takes two days and is delivered from GTEC's Yorkshire based training centre.
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