Welcome to Everblue - the leading resource for professionals looking for solar energy training courses and certification. We will introduce you to important solar energy terms and the requirements for becoming a certified solar panel installer.
The following pages will explain why solar energy is becoming the largest source of energy in the world. Let us help you navigate the industry and understand what will be expected of you as a solar installation contractor or solar sales professional.
Solar energy is the radiant light and heat from the sun that has been harnessed by humans to create energy. Two of the most widely-used technologies are photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to convert sunlight into useful outputs.
Solar Photovoltaics (PV)
Solar photovoltaic technology utilizes light-sensitive materials to convert solar radiation into direct current electricity. These materials are arranged in modules composed of individual cells. As light strikes these cells, electrons are excited and begin flowing as electricity through the conducting material.
Solar is appealing as an energy source because it is naturally available and quickly replenished. We must educate ourselves on the benefits and applications of renewable energy resources in order to preserve our standard of living and reduce environmental impacts that lead to economic instability.
The renewable energy industry is one of the newest and fastest-growing sectors related to sustainability. As a result, there are only a small number of certified individuals leading this industry. The opportunity to stand up and become a proponent for clean energy and energy independence is within grasp for many individuals. Those interested in solar PV electricity and thermal heating will be impressed by the occupational outlook and expected job growth for this industry.
Everblue's renewable energy training courses shape individuals for a career in solar panel installation and/or solar sales. Our solar courses prepare students for multiple levels of certification through the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). NABCEP Certification is the most respected status for a solar contractor.
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