Entry Level Solar Energy Training

Your First Step To Joining the Solar Workforce!

solar training courseThis solar energy training course is designed to help individuals understand the fastest growing form of power generation in the world - solar power.

This is the best place to start to begin your journey into the solar workforce! No prior experience is required. We'll teach you what you need to start working in the solar industry.

* This course will instantly qualify you for the NABCEP PV Associate credentialing exam.

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About the PV101 Solar Program

Prerequisites:  None! Start here & prepare yourself for a career in renewable energy!

Course Description:  Gain a foundational understanding of solar energy principles and important solar terms with this PV101 course. This Entry Level Solar Training class introduces solar energy and photovoltaics, electricity, system sizing principles and PV array electrical & mechanical design.

Who Should Take This Course?  The Entry Level Solar Training Program is intended for many people who are currently working in, or seeking employment in, the renewable energy industry. This may include students in renewable energy programs, workers at an early stage in their renewable energy career, experienced professionals who have just begun offering renewable energy products/services, or those in renewable energy jobs who lack a professional certification or degree.

Course Format:  PV101 is available 100% online and features video presentations, practice questions, PDFs, and useful links to additional online content. We recommend that students spend 18-40 hours in total completing this course.

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Is an Online Solar Course Right for Me?

This 3-minute video preview will give you the look and feel for our online learning platform.

If you're able to press Play and enjoy this video sample, you CAN do online solar training!

solar fundamentals preview video

   Benefits of Online Learning

   ✓  Instant access to self-paced materials

   ✓  Watch from home, work, PC, Mac or mobile

   ✓  Pause & restart at your convenience

   ✓  Contact our instructor with questions

   ✓  Enjoy 24/7 access for 6 months

 
This class features 24 sections, with each section taking 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete.

The self-paced nature of this program enables individuals to log in at their convenience, on their schedule, and from anywhere in the world to participate.

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Curriculum for the PV101 Solar Course

Students should complete modules in the order that they appear to get the most out of the program.

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Payment Options

We're pleased to accept multiple forms of payment for our courses. Please note that the 6-month user access begins only when course payment is made in full (with the exception of Affirm financing). This means that those who choose to pay by check or payment plan will have a deferred enrollment until their orders are paid in full.

The course fee is $599 with no hidden fees, taxes, or shipping/handling.

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Have Questions? Leave a Comment Below!

Interested in Bonus Section

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

I am more interested in the "Bonus Section that Rounds out the Course". Anyway to just get that online?

Interested in Bonus Section

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

The bonus section is only offered with the complete course at it is all related to the material that is covered. Therefore, unless you take the entire course, the bonus section may be irrelevant as a standalone section.

Thank you,

Where do I find permits

Submitted by Wheatgrass (not verified)

'Permits for installing solar PV vary from county to county, so it is important to check what your requirements will be. Typically our solar training fulfills these requirements, but an licensed electrification must check that all the wiring has been done properly as well.' Where can I find out what the requirements are for where I am?

Where do I find permits

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

You will need to obtain permits from your county or city's department of energy.

Thank you,
Bana

tuition

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

Are there any grants available for this? thanks!

tuition

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

While we don't specifically host any grants, we're happy to accept any grant or employer funding that you may have. I would also suggest that you check out our financing option. We've partnered with Affirm to offer course financing. With this option, you choose Affirm as your payment method at checkout, and Affirm will run a soft credit check to see that you are eligible to split the training fee into 3, 6, or 12 fixed monthly payments. Learn more on our Course Financing page.

Thank you,
Bana

License requiement

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

Do we need electrical permit or building permit or have a electrician license to install solar PV ?

License requiement

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

Permits for installing solar PV vary from county to county, so it is important to check what your requirements will be. Typically our solar training fulfills these requirements, but a licensed electrician must check that all the wiring has been done properly as well.

Thank you,
Bana

Solar Bootcamp

Submitted by DeeJay Decker (not verified)

Hello i am interested in your solar boot camp. I am in the National guard and I am pretty sure they will cover my tuition. I was curious if you have any information on that. Please send any information to my email about the course. What kind of jobs i would be able to get and what not. Thank you.

Solar Bootcamp

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Deejay,

Some information is on its way. If you are plan to have the National Guard fund this training, please call us so we can work out the payment for this. Our number is 800 460 2575.

Thank you,
Bana

Grant Funding Assistance

Submitted by Josh Monroy (not verified)

What kind of grant funding is provided, and what are the requirements in order to be considered for such assistance?

Grant Funding Assistance

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Josh,

You may qualify for government funding through your local workforce center if you are currently unemployed. Please note that the process varies state by state.

Thanks,
Bana

Price

Submitted by Alexis (not verified)

Down payment $400.00 why is it that the total price is not given. So my question is what is the total price for the course

Price

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Alexis,

You can find the prices for our training on each individual course page. Prices vary from $599-$1899 depending on which course you choose.

Thank you,
Bana

Installation

Submitted by Leif (not verified)

Do you offer classes in installation as well??

Installation

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Leif,

We sure do! Check out our Advanced Solar Installation Training course for more information!

Thank you,
Bana

Course Price and Funding

Submitted by james shelton (not verified)

What is the total course cost? I'm looking into getting this cert, but being unemployed for over 2 years I'm out of $$ to take the course. I see the time now as entry level into this field. As it is only gonna become more and more popular with the current economy and also with every one wanting to go green on everything.

Course Price and Funding

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello James,

Thank you for your question. Prices for solar training currently range depending on whether you take online training or classroom training. If you are unemployed you may qualify for WIA funding. For more information on whether you can get funding, call us at 800 460 2575.

Thanks,
Bana

What Type of Solar Training?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

I am currently working for a certified solar technician as an admin. assistant. I was wondering how I would be able to get certified training for myself. Not so much the installer part, but more of a bidder, customer service, or marketing. Any info regarding this type of info will be SO helpful. Thank You!

What Type of Solar Training?

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Thank you for your question.

Our NABCEP PV Associate program would be a perfect start for you as this course covers all the fundamentals of solar needed to effectively market solar products. This course does not include installation training, so you will not be spending time on training you will not use. In addition, you will be eligible to take the NABCEP PV Associate exam after this course, a great accomplishment to add to your resume.

Thanks,
Bana

Solar Bootcamp

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

Hello, im highly interested in joining the Solar PV bootcamp soon, im just curious weather i should register for the 40 hour/ 1 week class first, then to the month long bootcamp, or viseversa?

Solar Bootcamp

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Thank you for your question. Wherever you see options for online training or live training, know that our curriculum is exactly the same regardless of which delivery method you choose. It becomes about your learning style and how you learn best!

Thank you,
Bana

Training In Spanish

Submitted by Julio C Ticora (not verified)

Deseo recivir informacion en espanol. Agradezco la atencion a la presente diploma o certificacion en panel solar

Training In Spanish

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Julio,

Currently we do not have training or course material in Spanish, but are considering to do this if we have enough students who would like to do this. If you may have a group of students who would like training in Spanish, please call us at 800-460-2575.

Thanks,
Bana

Training Details

Submitted by Richard (not verified)

What are the cost for training? When is the next school? how often are they held?

Training Details

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Richard,

Our NABCEP PV Associate course is 40 hours in duration - 18 hours of presentation and 22 hours of resources and case studies. This training is completely online, so you could get started learning as soon as today. For additional questions, give us a call at 800-460-2575.

Thanks,
Bana

How many days is the boot camp?

Submitted by Lydia Mariza (not verified)

Hello i would like to know how long does it take the get the training either online or at the boot camp.

Thanks
Lydia

How many days is the boot camp?

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Lydia,

This NABCEP PV Associate training offers 40 hours of comprehensive solar training in a completely online format. The cost of the program is $599 and you'll be eligible to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate exam.

Thanks,
Bana

Solar Course Location

Submitted by Randal (not verified)

I'm looking for solar classes so I can get my old job back. I know all the things to do but it has been awhile since I've done a installation and my job requires that I must take classes to make sure I get a career out of it. So where do I find your bootcamp?

Solar Course Location

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Randal and thank you for your question.

Our NABCEP PV Associate training is a fantastic way to rejoin the solar industry. This training is completely online, so you can get started today with making your goals a reality! We offer an online version of this course that includes 40 hours of self-paced training.

Thanks,
Bana

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