Training opportunity: Photovoltaic system design, at Wigton Wind Farm, Jamaica

Wigton WInd Farm, Jamaica. Image: via Panoramio

The renewable energy training laboratory at the Wigton Wind Farm in Jamaica is providing training in photovoltaic system design:

Registration is now open for Wigton Wind Farm Limited’s upcoming training course in photovoltaic system design, from June 18 to 22.

The week-long course, to be held at Wigton’s renewable energy training laboratory in Rose Hill, Manchester, will entail theoretical and practical instructional delivery, and is open to all interested persons.

Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the Agency’s head office in Kingston on June 1, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager, Camille Taylor, said one of Wigton’s mandates is facilitating the local renewable industry’s growth through human resource development.

Noting the growing demand for skills in the industry, which has generated over eight million jobs globally, she informed that Wigton, a PCJ subsidiary, has been offering renewable energy training for its employees as well as students, service providers and other professionals since becoming operational on 2004.

Miss Taylor, who pointed out that the lab offers training through workshops, seminars, courses, and practical lab work, said Wigton aims to become the Caribbean’s premier renewable energy training facility.

Wigton’s Project Manager, Michelle Chin Lenn, indicated that state-of-the-art equipment is used to provide training in wind, solar, hydro and bio-energy, as well as energy efficiency and management.

She explained that in developing the facility, the management benchmarked labs in Mexico and Costa Rico, “and we took the best of what we found to develop our own lab for Jamaica”.

Interested applicants may get more information about this and other courses offered at the Wigton renewable energy training lab by calling [876] 960-3994 or by sending an email to Sanja Simmonds at traininglab[a]

Get more information from the Jamaica Information Service.

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