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Filton College unveils Bristol Renewables Centre

Filton College has launched Bristol’s first renewables centre to help learners prepare for the rising demand for green technologies.

Guests were invited to tour the Bristol Renewables Centre last Friday to visit its state of the art facilities and meet exhibitors from the renewables industry, including domestic heating specialist NIBE.

Alan Lowe, head of building and construction-electrical and carpentry at the college, said: “The launch event was so well supported by exhibitors and guests that the team want this to be an annual event.”

Last week also saw the Centre start its first course, MCS Quality Management System, for renewable installers. Its second course began this week to teach about photovoltaic solar panels.

Mr Lowe continues: “Courses at the Renewables Centre seem to be appealing to the community. We ran our first course last week and received positive feedback with many learners signing up to our next course.”

The new Centre boasts an array of facilities to give Bristol a one-stop training venue for renewable technologies, from heat pump designs to rainwater harvesting products.

Susannah Fairbairn

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