geothermal energy training centers
What is Geothermal Energy?
The term geothermal comes from the Greek geo, meaning earth, and therine, meaning heat, thus geothermal energy is energy derived from the natural heat of the earth. The earth’s temperature varies widely, and geothermal energy is usable for a wide range of temperatures from room temperature to well over 300°F
What are Ground Source Heat Pumps?
Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) are electrically powered systems that tap the stored
energy of the greatest solar collector in existence: the earth. These systems use the earth's relatively constant temperature to provide heating, cooling, and hot water for homes and commercial buildings
In partnership with the Governor’s Office, the SC Technical College System has established two Geothermal Energy Training Centers (GETC).
These training centers will train and certify individuals to the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) instructional criteria and credentials.
IGSPHA Accredited Installer Training
The installation of Ground Source Heating Pump (GSHP) systems can help keep contractors competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. IGSPHA Installer Accreditation can open new markets and offer customers a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for home owners space conditioning needs.
The three day comprehensive Installation Workshops are designed for GSHP developers, architects, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, installers, HVAC contractors, trenching/drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Information gathered from the workshops can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts.