Why train with the Universal Skills Group?
The Universal Skills Group is one the UK's leading training providers for electricians, gas and heating engineers, and smart meter installers.
We pride ourselves on being there for your professional development throughout all points of your career, from apprenticeship level to when you're a fully qualified engineer.
Our energy storage and solar PV courses have been meticulously designed around the needs of electricians and the future of the industry.
We're delighted to offer this combined solar PV and energy storage qualification to help electricians develop much-needed skills in modern and emerging technologies.
Choosing to train with the Universal Skills Group means you have access to the best standard of course delivery and the incredible tutors in the UK - who are all time-served electrical installers themselves!
You'll also get to learn hands-on at our Ofsted Outstanding training centre in Wakefield, located conveniently close to the M1 for easy access from all parts of the UK.
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The future is solar powered!
How does it work?
Solar photovoltaic panels (or simply ‘Solar PV’) consist of cells made of semi-conducting materials - most commonly silicon. The panels capture light from the sun and convert it into DC electricity.
However, household appliances use alternating current (AC), a different type of electricity. So, an inverter is installed along with solar, to convert DC electricity to usable AC.
Only then can this electricity be used to power anything electrical in the building, from mains power to plugged-in appliances.
This is one of the main reasons why it makes so much sense to qualify in both solar PV and energy storage - they work best when implemented side by side!
Advantages of solar photovoltaic systems
- Lower electricity costs thanks to panels' high typical conversion efficiencies, resulting in a reduced reliance on the grid tied systems and therefore reduced bills
- Better for the planet thanks to harnessing the power of the sun - this 'clean' and renewable energy source reduces the user's carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions
- Solar PV systems usually pay for themselves in a matter of years thanks to the amount of energy they can generate
- Producing your own energy on site protects you from rising electricity prices and potential power outages.
- Solar photovoltaic systems are also durable and require minimal maintenance, typically limited to occasional cleaning to ensure optimal performance.
Read the blog on solar photovoltaic systems
Want to learn more about this industry topic? Check out our blog on Solar PV and energy storage here.