March 2, 2015

Three Firms prosecuted after Solar Installer’s Fatality

A renewable technology company and two subcontractors were prosecuted at Coventry Crown Court last month for safety failings after a worker was killed when he fell seven metres from a roof while installing solar panels.

Kevin Brookes, 35, suffered


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Author: Mr Dan
April 23, 2014

Solar Panel Installer Breaks Back in 6m Fall

Accredited solar installer training includes safe working awareness 

A solar panel installation firm and its technical director have been prosecuted after an employee broke his back when he fell six metres through the roof light of a barn in


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Author: Mr Dan
December 7, 2012

The Electrical Year

2012 has been an interesting year for the electrical industry with Microgeneration and energy efficiency still big news.

Solar PV was much talked about at the beginning of the year with the Government changes to the Feed-in-Tariff. However, Solar PV is


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Author: Mr Dan
November 13, 2012

Even Local Councils are Getting Solar

A leisure centre in Nottingham has had a 79kW solar PV system fitted which, it is hoped, will produce 65,500kw/h per year of electricity which will provide huge energy bill savings for the centre.

The whole system covers most of the bowling centre roof


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Author: Mr Dan
October 17, 2012

Solar PV: Don’t Be Put Off

Renewable Energy Installer magazine recently showcased a case study detailing a West Country farmer’s decision to invest in Solar PV panels.

The dairy farmer, David Tory, has 600 acres of farmland to deal with and recently made the decision to install


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Author: Mr Dan
October 9, 2012

Solar PV Skills: What’s the Point?

Since the Feed-in-Tariff was introduced in 2010, sales of Solar PV systems have increased dramatically so that it is now not uncommon to see PV panels fitted to domestic homes and business premises.

However, despite this, many in the electrical industry


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Category: Solar Panel Training
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Author: Mr Dan
September 3, 2012

Renewables Roadshow, Are You Going?

The Renewables Roadshow 2012 begins this month and with tickets being available free and unlimited, anyone finishing, or beginning, their solar training would be wise to consider attending.

The roadshow includes a wide variety of showcases and


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Category: Electrical Training News
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Author: Mr Dan
July 19, 2012

Does the Electrical Contracting Industry have a Future?

The 2021 Vision research report, The Future of the Electrical Contracting Industry, by NICEIC and ECA clearly highlighted that sustainability is going to be the focus for the next ten years.

As renewable become more of a focus, there are an increasing


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Author: Mr Dan
December 30, 2011

New Year Training Thoughts

It’s New Year’s Eve tomorrow and while the rest of the world are thinking about their New Year celebrations, why not start thinking about your future and start 2012 with a new qualification.

Retrain as a Domestic Electrical Installer and start a


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Category: 17th Edition Courses
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Author: Mr Dan
December 2, 2011

NICEIC reaches 1000 PV Installers

The 1000th installer has signed up for MCS accreditation with NICEIC. This is a big achievement for NICEIC in a field that is still effectively in its infancy in the UK.

The world of Solar PV and microgeneration is starting to gain momentum and develop,


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