The future is batteries and solar: Chris Gratton on getting qualified

The New Energy Technology Systems (NETS) course, which was piloted this year, has one clear goal – to strengthen the solar battery industry with qualified, expert solar battery installers and designers. Electrical business owner Chris Gratton, 26, is one such expert. With a couple of years of solar experience under his belt, he recognised the potential to upskill within the …

Learning about solar is as innovative as the technology itself

Raise your hand if you ever felt like traditional learning methods just didn’t work for you when you were in school. Pages of notetaking and stacks of textbooks may have left you doubting your abilities, or constantly repeating to teachers that you’re more of a ‘visual learner’. You’re not alone. It’s a fact that everyone learns and processes information differently. …

The solar revolution is here, and it’s time to get on board

You’re already seeing it happening around you. Right now, there are over 2 million homes with rooftop solar across Australia, and the numbers are rising. Renewable energy is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, as the global push for a more sustainable future shifts towards becoming a necessity rather than choice. In Victoria, our state government is championing the movement …

How electricians are lifting their game sky high

Meet Mitchell Carter from Gippsland Solar. He’s an accredited CEC solar installer with battery endorsement. But what does that mean and why is it important? We chat to Mitchell about his experience in the solar industry to find out why he is accredited and where he sees the future of solar batteries heading. Tell us about yourself. How did you …

MEDIA RELEASE: New training to make household solar batteries safer

Australia’s boom in solar batteries is about to get safer, with new training set to provide the technical skills required for electricians to specialise and install new energy technology systems. Supported by the Victorian Government and led by Future Energy Skills, the New Energy Technology Systems (NETS) project bridges current skills gaps and supports industry growth through the creation, piloting …

Innovative training to shape future energy leaders

As technology evolves, so do the methods of learning about it. Long lectures, essays in theory and heavy textbooks – this is the classroom of the past. Pushing boundaries and leading in best practice learning innovation, the New Energy Technology Systems (NETS) course is delivered with sharp and effective video at its core – helping students to retain knowledge before, …