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Wigton Training Lab courses Awarded City and Guilds Status


Students taking the Solar Photovoltaic Course at the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab participate in a practical exercise. (Photo contribution)


KINGSTON, Jamaica — Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab, which is the capacity building and talent development arm of Wigton Windfarm Limited, has been awarded City and Guilds Assured Status for its four major courses.


The four major Wigton courses are the Wind Energy, Solar Thermal, Bio-Energy and Solar Photovoltaic. The company said that this new status will grant people completing these courses certificates issued by City & Guilds, a global leader in skills development.


“In addition to our commercial objectives, Wigton is committed to developing a cadre of skilled, qualified professionals and service providers who can operate in all areas and at all levels of the renewable energy industry and City and Guild Assured Status for our core courses can translate across several spheres,” General Manager of Wigton Windfarm, Earl Barrett, said.


In a news release, Wigton said the first offering with the newly-received classification will be delivered next month when Wigton holds a Solar Photovoltaic Course (PV) at the Training Lab located at its wind farm complex in Rose Hill, Manchester on November 18 to 22.


The company added that the five-day course will cover the fundamentals of PV Technology as well as PV system design, installation and operation for stand-alone or grid-tied systems.


“Topics include PV system components and equipment, mounting systems and installation methods, principles of sizing as well as the use and operation of inverters and charge controllers. Participants will also be exposed to the legal and financial considerations of installing a system, requirements for power purchase agreements with the utility company and best practices for determining system feasibility and size,” the release said.





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