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04/05/2012 | Channel:
Renewable Energy, Human Resources
Solar panel installer BSOLAR has re-launched its training arm following strong demand as a result of the new ‘Green Deal.’ The training arm, the Energy Foundation, is offering
the necessary qualifications for energy assessors working in the sector.
The Green Deal will start in October 2012 and allow homeowners to take out interest free loans to pay for green technology, to make their home more efficient. The savings they make on their energy bills will then pay off these loans.
According to Peter Bladen, MD of BSOLAR, Energy Performance Certificates will be a vital part of the Green Deal and installers have to have training in this area. Any green technology installation in a home will first require the property to be assessed for an EPC, so those working in the industry have to have the EPC training and accreditation.
Peter said: “From October, installers, be it solar panel installers or those putting in cavity wall insulation or any other form of technology will need to first conduct an Energy Performance Certificate of the property in order to be part of the Green Deal programme. EPC training is essentially vital if you want to work in the industry.”