Free training for electricians to meet solar energy demand

Training worth £657 for those based in B&NES

11 June 2015

All Bath and North East Somerset based electricians1 can undertake free training to become a solar PV installer. Energy advisor Paul Winney explained why now is a good time to qualify in the industry: "As the cost of solar panels falls, demand has soared. The number of solar PV installations in 2014 was 34% higher than the previous year, and there has been a 5% reduction in the number of companies accredited to meet this demand."

Bath and North East Somerset’s Energy at Home Trade Support service will pay the full course fees of £657 for electricians looking to move into this area. The service can also advise on other certification needed to become a fully accredited solar PV installer.

The course runs from 22-26 June 2015 at the Somer Valley campus of Bath College2. It is a level 3 qualification that provides practical signoff to install solar PV technologies.

To enquire further or book your place on the course call 0800 038 5688, or email

1 Qualifying Criteria apply
2 Formerly Norton Radstock College

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