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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy in action

Renewable Energy Technicians ensure the equipment for collecting, generating, or distributing power from a wide variety of sources including wind, water, solar and geothermal, is properly maintained and operates efficiently.

Renewable Energy could be for you if you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Fixing things
  • Working outdoors

More about Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy is central to solving our current climate crisis and ensuring the health and growth of future economies.

It uses a wide range of sources to supply power, from wind and water to solar power, organic matter, and even geothermal heat from the earth’s core. 

It is the role of a Renewable Energy Technician to ensure the equipment for collecting, generating, or distributing power from their sources is properly maintained and operates efficiently.

A Renewable Energy Technician can expect to work both indoors and outdoors and in conditions that are often challenging, including extremes of heat and cold, at heights, and in remote locations.

Problem-solving skills are essential, along with a detailed knowledge of the different technologies and the tools needed to work on them. Physical strength is needed to lift heavy equipment and operate power tools while following health and safety rules.

Recent medallists in Renewable Energy

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