The SEAM Centre is a new training, information and research facility for Sustainable Energy And Micro-renewables based at Inverness College UHI. The Centre provides short course training for qualified plumbers and electricians to give them the skills required to install small-scale renewable energy systems (such as biomass, heat pumps, solar PV, solar hot water and wind turbines) as well as sustainable energy technology (such as underfloor heating and rainwater harvesting). It is also developing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training for architects, planners and other relevant professions.
This will be extended to the provision of education and information on many aspects of renewable energy and sustainable construction for the general public, apprentices and school groups.
The Centre aims to be an important knowledge hub for micro-renewables and sustainable energy technology within the Highlands and Islands and Scotland.