Tackling Global Climate Change With High-Level Skills In Renewable Energy Technologies
Environment & Sustainability, Technology
The Renewable Energy Industry in Australia is rapidly growing and diverse. It has enormous
potential and it is the Fellow’s belief that it is set to become one of Australia’s biggest industries. The report aims to develop higher-level skills and knowledge of renewable energy technologies, components, materials and systems. As well as address skills deficiencies essential to the Renewable Energy Industry and to the economy and environment of the State of Victoria.
The research tour for the report took place in Germany, with key destinations including Munich, Kassel, Berlin, ‘Solar Valley’ near Leipzig, Stuttgart, Ulm and Freiburg. Whereby significant knowledge was obtained
regarding solar thermal systems, solar voltaic systems, building integrated PV panels, fuel cell technologies, battery technologies, wind power and other technologies. The knowledge and skills obtained will be used to set up new courses at TAFE colleges in Victoria. It will also enable up-to-date technologies to be taught to technicians and trades people so that industry will not lag behind the leaders in the field.