The renewable energy market is currently gathering momentum, and by 2015 the sector is estimated to be worth a staggering £500 million a year. With this in mind, a new training academy has been announced in Wrexham, to be run by Sharp Solar.
The facility is aimed at tradesmen around the country who want to get involved in delivering a roofing service that customers can trust in; and this technology is also something the government is very keen to enforce.
Ian Lucas, who is a local MP said, “I am delighted to be here at the launch of the Sharp Renewable Energy Academy”, proclaiming that “the opening of the Academy, following the recent announcement of the doubling of the plant’s capacity, is tremendous news”.
Sharp Solar is really taking steps forward in this important renewable energy sector and recently announced 300 job cuts at its manufacturing plant in Wrexham, which will make them the first solar PV company in this country that integrates the manufacturing site with a fully operational training centre.
The training centre is hoped to train between 25-50 people every month. The courses are aimed at tradesmen who are in very saturated markets such as electricians, gas engineers, roofers or even builders who can train in multiple tasks or go solo into the renewable sector.
It is thought that 50% of UK residents would be more than happy to have solar panels fitted to their roofs, so obviously it is something that, given the right advice, would be something they want to go ahead with especially with utility bills soaring and the emphasis on renewable energy.