Scotland to see first renewable energies training centre

The news comes following the announcement that the capital’s Telford College has signed a new partnership agreement with PPL Training to launch and construct a dedicated Renewable Energies Training Centre.

The centre will be officially opened this December, said the college, and will provide training on a variety of renewable energy courses, from solar and PV to underground heat source pumps.

It added that an ‘eco apartment’ will also be developed, which will bring together academia from colleges and universities with the construction and engineering industry to showcase the latest environmentally-friendly technologies and building methods. This will reportedly provide the building industry in Edinburgh and the East of Scotland with a new focus to deliver zero carbon, modern, efficient, affordable homes.

Principal of Edinburgh’s Telford College, Miles Dibsdall OBE said: “We are very happy to be signing this partnership with PPL Training and to be enhancing our commitment in providing and developing new, innovative courses in renewable energies. Now is a very exciting time to pursue a career in renewable energies – despite the recession, the renewable energies sector seems to be doing quite well, especially in Scotland.

The first courses taking place at the Renewable Energies Training Centre will commence in December, with all certificated courses being available from next January in PV, thermal, ground and air source heat pumps, rain and gray water recycling.