Solfex unveil new training & innovation centre

Specialist renewables distribution company, SOLFEX Energy Systems Ltd, part of the Travis Perkins Group, has announced the opening of the new renewables training and innovation centre in Preston, Lancashire.

The new dedicated space aims to provide both customers and Travis Perkins Group staff with up-to-date training on the latest renewables products SOLFEX have to offer. All renewable technology information is covered, from the exclusive SOLFEX Solar Thermal and Underfloor Heating Systems to Photovoltaics from the world’s leading brands and Air to Water Heat Pumps from Samsung EHS.

National Heat Pump Division Sales and Technical Manager, Chris Higgs, commented on this latest initiative, “The opening of the training and innovation centre is extremely important not only for us, but the industry as a whole. Much more emphasis and value needs to be placed on ensuring that installers are equipped with the manufacturers specific skills required to correctly specify and install air source heat pumps. Our heat pump area of the centre is fully Samsung EHS endorsed and comprises two individual working areas and a fully equipped seminar room and live installation area.”

The new SOLFEX energy systems training and innovation centre comprises of;

Fully Equipped Seminar Room

The fully equipped seminar room is used for the first day of training, covering everything from design and specification of the system through to MCS compliant heat loss calculations. Standard installation designs through to bespoke hybrid systems are covered on this section of the course.

Live Installation Area

The live installation area is used for the second day of training covering all aspects from unit installation to commissioning. A section in fault finding a live system is also included within the second days training