Our Alternative Energy Program offers unique and challenging “ONE WEEK” Solar and Telecommunications training courses tailored to individuals wanting to enter the fields of Solar Photovoltaic (Solar Energy) and Small Wind energies.

Solar Business Strategies Course – This Solar Energy course covers the many topics new businesses face in gaining a foothold in the solar marketplace. The tools provided in this course will save hundreds of hours of trial and error in starting a new solar business. These tools will help a person, or company, quickly begin effective marketing steps in order to generate cash flow, and to determine which field is best suited for their needs. This Solar Energy Business Strategies Course will create understanding of the solar energy industry and its needs, and will help the student to develop a custom business plan for their company for their specific area; and it’s all done in the class room!

Small Wind Generation Fundamentals – This Wind Energy Training course has evolved from our instructors’ fifteen years of experience working in Small Wind training. We identify and review the many variables a student must learn for every wind turbine installed.

Solar Photovoltaics (PV) – Our Solar Energy PV training course follows the NABCEP Learning Objectives which includes the following ten (10) skill sets*:

  1. Solar PV Markets and Applications
  2. Safety Basics
  3. Electricity Basics
  4. Solar Energy Fundamentals
  5. Solar PV Module Fundamentals
  6. Solar System Components
  7. Solar PV System Sizing
  8. Solar PV System Electrical Design
  9. Solar PV System Mechanical Design
  10. Solar System Performance Analysis and Troubleshooting

Our custom course curriculum contains current Alternative Energy data and up-to- date Solar Energy PV industry standards. Our instructors are extensively versed in Solar PV application and technology, creating a hands-on classroom experience that is both excellent and comprehensive.

This Solar Energy Training course prepares you for a supervised “Entry Level” position with a solar installation company, or for an administrative position within the solar industry. This course does NOT replace any contractor licensing requirements, nor does it replace the requirement for experienced electricians or experienced solar installers to supervise the entry level worker.

“The Entry Level Certificate Program is designed for those individuals wanting to get into the solar field; it is a way for them to show they have achieved basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone PV systems”.*

Passing the ETA Solar Installation Certification Exam will enhance your value to solar companies as an acknowledgement of your basic knowledge level of Solar PV.

* As posted on the NABCEP web site