Solar training programs are a must in Australia as a spate of shoddy workmanship threatens to undermine consumer confidence.
The federal government is facing another home insulation-style safety crisis following a surge in the use of unskilled solar installers to meet increasing demand for subsidised rooftop solar pv panels.
EE-Oz Training Standards - the solar training council responsible for safety guidelines concerning the installation of solar photovoltaic systems - has warned that about 30%of the workers who install solar panels are not qualified to do the work, leaving the homeowner in danger of an accident happening. There has been reports of solar panels falling off roofs.
EE-Oz chief executive Bob Taylor said: "People need to be protected against shonky workmanship. When there is an increase in demand for these photo-voltaic cells you get an increase in non-qualified people putting them in."
So it is clear with this recent negative publicity that enrolling on a accredited solar training program will pay off big in the long run.