Solar manufacturer GoodWe is calling on both non-PV installers and existing solar contractors to invest in training in solar applications to meet the predicted soar in demand when the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) increases.
Although the current EPG has been announced to stay at £2,500 for a further three months before increasing to £3,000 in July, solar is already seeing unprecedented levels of interest from homeowners and landlords, with energy firm Good Energy reporting that solar installations doubled to over 130,000 in 2022.
In response, GoodWe has launched free-to-attend training sessions, which are part of the GoodWe PLUS+ Installer Programme. Hosted online by a GoodWe technical specialist, the programme consists of the following modules:
- Portfolio and Application – 9 May 2023
- Commissioning and Monitoring – 11 May 2023
- Troubleshooting and Service – 16 May 2023
Eugene Lucarelli, marketing manager for GoodWe UK, said: “Over the past year, we have seen the solar industry skyrocket. Rising energy prices have pushed people to look at futureproofing their energy supply and protect themselves from volatile, expensive grid costs.
“It represents a great opportunity for tradespeople like electricians and roofers, who may already have a slight connection with solar, to really step into the industry and add PV to their portfolio. We’re here to enable this through our easy-to-access training seminars in May, hosted by one of our leading technical representatives.
“The webinars themselves help break down everything an installer would need to know about solar solutions. It’s also a great refresher course for existing solar installers, and by going through the training sessions, you can become an accredited GoodWe PLUS+ installer and unlock other benefits from us too, including additional warranty on our residential inverters.”