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Training Questions

Look here for answers to the most commonly asked questions about our training courses.

Q. I'm interested in becoming a solar installer, can I attend your training?
A.

Our training is designed for MCS accredited installers and so doesn’t cover the basics of solar PV installation. If you’re looking to become an installer, you can attend our course for a £100 attendance fee, however it won’t provide an official qualification and it may be more beneficial to complete the MCS accreditation before attending our course.

Q. How often are your training courses?
A.

We usually run our training once a month though this can vary depending on demand. Please contact us for our next available date or check the training page.

Q. Do you offer training in my area?
A.

We only have one manufacturing facility which is located in South Wales. This is where we provide our training as it includes a tour of our factory as well as installation instruction on our training roof.

GB-Sol's donated PV Slates in Wales' First Digital Bench

Back in February, GB-Sol provided free PV Slate installation training to pupils from a local youth club. This was for a project they'd designed - a digital bench to provide shelter to the homeless and also facilities to charge mobile phones.

Impressed by such an innovative idea, GB-Sol donated the PV Slates as well as a whole kit including batteries, charge controller and made special double USB charger and a 12 volt adaptor, to supply 24 hour power.

 

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Local School Learns About PV Slate Installation

This week, GB-Sol had a special visit from pupils at Hawthorn High School. Working with Newydd Housing Association, they are designing a digital bench at a Pontypridd Church. It will provide a sheltered place for the homeless to sleep, and include USB charging facilities powered by solar.

The students brought along their roof frame and GB-Sol’s PV Product Manager, Lloyd Symonds, taught the school pupils how to install the PV Slates. These were fixed to the South elevation with natural slates on the opposite pitch.

A special charging pack was designed including two USB ports and an LED light. This will be connected to a battery to allow use of the electricity outside of daylight hours.

GB-Sol work on all sorts of unique projects, if you’d like our can help with yours, please get in touch.

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