The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies has published a new guide for those interested in learning how various environmental technologies work. The booklet, which covers a range of renewable technologies including solar thermal and photovoltaics, also outlines each technology’s suitability for different applications.

Introduction to Environmental Technology Systems has been written as a resource material for those studying the Skills Academy level 3 QCF Award in the Fundamental Principles of Environmental Technology Systems, yet it is also available to anyone interested in the basic principles of the main technologies.

The guide covers solar thermal, photovoltaics, heat pumps, biomass, micro-wind, micro-hydropower, micro combined heat and power (CHP), rainwater harvesting and grey water re-use.

“This booklet provides a comprehensive overview of the main environmental technology systems, essential reading for non-technical employees or businesses interested in this growth area,” said Cathryn Hickey, Executive Director of the Skills Academy. “We hope that through these guides we can help support small businesses in getting to grips with environmental technologies and the new avenues of work they present.”

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies is a network of low carbon and renewables training.