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Cheshire renewables centre opens

East Cheshire Training and Assessment (Ecta), has opened a training centre to deliver Logic Certification’s renewables courses. These cover ground and air source heat pumps, as well as solar, gas and electrical.

Based in Stockport, the centre was officially opened by local MP, Andrew Gwynne.

Managing director, David Berry said: “The importance of renewable energy is well known, but there are still not enough properly trained engineers available to install it.

“We should be aiming for engineers trained in all aspects of heating in order that they can offer their customers an informed view of the best, and most energy efficient, way of heating their homes.

“Renewable energy use will never reach its potential in this country without the expert knowledge of the engineers that are selling and installing it.”

Ecta says it has invested heavily in the renewable energy training facility in order to provide installers with a high quality training programme.

Kerry-Anne Berry, ECTA’s business manager, added: “There is no doubt that with the rising cost of gas that homeowners will be looking for ways to reduce their bills, and will be considering other options when it comes to replacing their current heating system. Our courses offer our clients the opportunity to capitalise on this changing market.”