Solar Energy Training Courses

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.

Our accredited training, experienced faculty, and top-of-the-line equipment will prepare you for a successful career in renewable energy.

Choose from the course options below to learn more!

PV101 Solar Fundamentals
PV201 Solar Installation
PV202 Solar Design
PV301 Solar Sales
NABCEP Certification Programs

Keep scrolling for a brief overview of each course.

 

PV101 Solar Fundamentals

solar panels

Start Here!  No Prerequisites | 18 Hours | Online

This entry-level solar training course introduces key terms, system components, safety & electricity basics, system sizing principles, performance & output metrics, maintenance, and troubleshooting strategies.

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PV201 Solar Installation

solar installation training

Must take PV101 first | 40 Hours | Online or Blended

This course is designed to teach individuals how to install solar panels and the balance of components, including inverters, charge controllers, and battery banks for grid-tied and off-grid systems.

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PV202 Solar Design

solar design

Must take PV201 first | 34 Hours | Online

This training takes a deeper dive into the factors that influence solar system design, such as the project site, energy savings goal, and project budget.

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PV301 Solar Sales

solar inspection

Must take PV202 first | 16 Hours | Online

This specialized program focuses on sales-related skill sets in the solar industry, such as understanding client needs, providing customized solutions, capitalizing on state incentive programs, and recognizing opportunities for solar growth.

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Earn a Solar Certification

The most respected solar certification program comes from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, or simply NABCEP for short.

NABCEP logo

NABCEP currently offers 9 total certifications and 2 entry-level "Associate" credentials. Each designation is expertly crafted and designed to align with a career skill set, such as the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification, which demonstrates proficiency in solar panel installation.

Our NABCEP-approved, IREC-accredited curriculum prepares individuals from all backgrounds for NABCEP Certification.

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Have Questions? Leave a Comment Below!

How do I go about taking the Training

Submitted by Anonymous

I am a student working on my BBA in Project Management and would be completing in Associate Dregree in Business Adminstration in March 2012. I would like to know how much would the contractor's course cost and at what college it would held, when, and is there financing avaliable, since I am currently a student. Thanks Bhagat Mohabir

How do I go about taking the Training

Submitted by teal_brown

Hello Bhagat and thank you for question. Everblue's NABCEP PV Installation Professional program will be a great training package for you as it allows for some flexibility with scheduling. You can take the training completely online at your own pace or in a blended format (where the majority of the training is online, only the solar PV installation training is in-person and hands-on in a location near you).

Thanks,

Teal B.

Solar Expansion in India

Submitted by Anonymous

I live in NJ work in NYC. I would like to start a solar business in India and do it on residential level. I am moving to India to a plan to start. Please let me know if we can discuss on this idea or any help you can render on this. Thanks Balbir

Training in Tennesse

Submitted by Anonymous

Are there classes offer in Knoxville, TN?

Training in Tennesse

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

As of this posting we do not offer solar training in Tennesse, so I would suggest all online, anytime format of the training. Also if you have a group of students interested in training, we can offer in-house training at your location.

Thank you,
Bana

Solar Training in NYC

Submitted by Anonymous

I WANT TO OPEN A BUSINESS IN OVERSEASE ON SOLAR SYSTEM DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND TROUBLESHOOTING. DO YOU HAVE ANY TRAINING LOCATION IN NEW YORK CITY

Solar Training in NYC

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

As of this posting, we do not having solar training in NYC. Our closest location to you will probably be Ithaca, NY. We also offer this training completely online so you can access it from the convenience of your home computer! If you'd rather attend in-person training, please check back on our site for additional course locations that may be added.

Thank you,
Bana

Courses in MD/DC Area

Submitted by Anonymous

I am interested in Solar business to own my own company overseas and would like to be trained on system design, installation and troubleshooting. Do you offer classes in Maryland or DC? Is this class good for someone who wants to enter the solar business?

Courses in MD/DC Area

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

At the time of this posting, we do not offer an in-person training session in DC/Baltimore. However, we have an amazing online program that you begin accessing today! Our solar training courses are designed to teach newcomers and solar professionals alike. We're confident that we'll be able to help you navigate the solar workforce. We have also emailed you more detailed information on our training.

Thank you,

Bana

Course in Redding, CA

Submitted by Anonymous

Hello, Do you offer anything in Redding, Ca?

Course in Redding, CA

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

We do offer our solar training courses in a live, in-person format as well as an online anytime format. To view our live training locations, please visit our Locations page and find the training nearest you!

Thank you
Bana

Training Location

Submitted by Anonymous

Do you offer course training in Chicago,IL?

Training Location

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

Yes, we offer training in Chicago, including solar training! To view the course schedule, visit our Solar Training in Chicago page.

Thank you,
Bana

Solar PV Contractor Series

Submitted by Anonymous

The Solar PV Contractor Series course is not offered in Houston, TX. Will it be available in the city of Houston in the future?

Solar PV Contractor Series

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

We have re-branded the Solar Contractor Series program to the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam Prep. In addition to preparing you for a career as a solar contractor, this program will also help you to qualify for a solar panel installation certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). And this program is available in Houston as well as completely online. We look forward to training you soon!

Thank you,
Bana

upon passing the cousre

Submitted by Anonymous

Do you guys have job placement

upon passing the cousre

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Thank you for your question. Everblue does not assist in job placement, but should you get financial assistance from your local workforce agency, part of their funding process includes assistance in job placement. If you would like more information on WIA, please call us at 800 460 2575.

Will the state pay for my school?

Submitted by Anonymous

I am unemployed and I want to get into solar. I have a general contractor's license. Can I get the state to pay for me?

Will the state pay for my school?

Submitted by Everblue

Everblue works with a program called the Workforce Investment Act that can provide unemployed individuals the funding they need to attend our classes. It's offered on a state by state basis. Please contact our office at 1-800-460-2575 if you would like more information on the program.

Thank you,
Everblue

NABCEP Registered Classes in Ontario

Submitted by Anonymous

Do you offer NABCEP Entry Level exam prep courses in Ontario for those interested in launching careers in renewable energy? I would like to learn how your solar energy classes can help my job search.

NABCEP Registered Classes in Ontario

Submitted by Everblue

Hello,

Our NABCEP PV Associate Training is actually completely online so you can access the training from home! Participants can instant access to course materials upon registration. This NABCEP PV Associate training program will qualify you for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam (formerly called NABCEP Entry Level Exam).

Thank you,
Everblue

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