NETS Project Archive
The New Energy Technology Systems (NETS) Project arose from industry concern of the training sector’s capacity and capability to deliver on the upcoming consumer demand for solar battery installations. With over two million homes now having solar panels installed, many of these households are considering taking the next step to install a battery storage solution to become independent and take control of their energy usage.
The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) for the Office of the Victorian Skills Commissioner (OVSC) identified that the training sector was unprepared for this demand, with a serious shortage of skilled trade teachers to delivery training and resources to provide the marketplace with quality and effective solar battery design and installation services.
Led by Future Energy Skills, the two-year NETS project was funded by the Victorian Government’s Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF), collaborating closely with both industry and training partners. It set out to bridge the skills gaps and support industry growth through the creation, piloting and evaluation of new training in solar battery assessment, design and installation – that makes learning easy and effective.
Please see below for some of the of the industry relevant articles that were developed as part of the project. Several of these include details of the experiences of pilot participants.