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 also qualifies candidates 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.

For more information about payment options, click here.

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Have Questions? Leave a Comment Below!

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

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

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

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

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,

Submitted by John Hesch (not verified)

I think the prices are decent. Will talk to my boss first regarding this, then we will soon get back.

Solar energy

Submitted by sonarupa (not verified)

After short time training on Solar PV Associate gives a certificate! Solar energy utilization is being very popular day by day.

Grants Page

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

Where are the links for grants for your classes?

Grants Page

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

We don't specifically sponsor any grant funding at this time. If you do not find a grant in your area and are currently unemployed, consider stopping by your local one-stop career center to see if there is funding in your area for training.

Thanks,
Bana

Upon Completion...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

So Once You Have Completed This Course You Will Be Certified And Be Able To Install Solar Panels Or Do You Need Further Courses?

Upon Completion...

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

This NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course will instantly qualify you for the first-tier credentialing exam from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The NABCEP PV Associate credential is largely a certificate of knowledge, or an entry-level foot-in-the-door to the solar workforce. If solar installation is your ultimate goal, I would recommend that you check out our NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam Prep Course, as it contains more solar training hours specifically focused on solar installation and is intended to prepare candidates for the advanced NABCEP PV Installation Exam.

Thank you,
Bana

NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam

Submitted by Richardc2873 (not verified)

Hi, if ever I take the online Solar PV Associate course. Am I allowed to take the NABCEP PV Entry level Exam?

Reply to comment NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Richard and thank you for your question.

Should you take the Solar PV Associate course you will not only be eligible for the NABCEP PV Associate exam but very prepared!

Thank you,
Bana

Everblue Accreditation

Submitted by Talmage Bassham (not verified)

What Accreditation do you have and do you have a list of colleges or universities that accept that accreditation? I am currently enrolled in a program at a community college. When I finish here I will have the same ability to take the NABCEP test, but will my classes here transfer to your program or vice versa? Thanks Talmage

Everblue Accreditation

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Talmage and thank you for your question.

Everblue's solar training curriculum is accredited by IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council), which is one of the approved boards for NABCEP Certification. Everblue typically does not transfer credits since our courses are fairly short, but should you like to discuss this, please call us at 800 460 2575.

Thank you,
Bana

Electrical Experience

Submitted by tunde (not verified)

Do I need electrical experience before I become certified, or installer, or designer?

Electrical Experience

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Tunde and thank you for your question.

You are not required to have electrical experience to take any of Everblue's training or take the NABCEP exams we prepare you for. While it can be beneficial to have this experience, most solar professionals work alongside a seasoned electriction to ensure solar systems are inplemented safely.

Thank you,
Bana

Solar Training Grants

Submitted by BENNY (not verified)

Is there a grant you can avail to take this class?

Solar Training Grants

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Benny and thank you for your question.

There may be opportunities depending on where you are located. I would recommend visiting your local one stop career center to see if there are grants available in your jurisdiction.

Thank you,
Bana

Solar Sales

Submitted by JPierre (not verified)

I need to know if you have any courses on Solar sales? Also, I will need a grant for this course since I am not working right now and have not work for a a while. Please let me know. I live in Los angeles, California. Best regards, J.Pierre

Solar Sales

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello JPierre and thank you for your question!

Our Solar Design & Sales course is a fantastic course to learn the fundamentals you'll need to sell solar panels. As for funding, you will be emailed information on how to apply for funding through the WIA. This funding is targeted to those who are unemployed.

Thank you,

Bana

Training for Full test

Submitted by Joe Horling (not verified)

Hello. i am interested in getting the 40 hours required to sit for the Full NABCEP exam, not the entry level one. I currently have my OSHA 30 hour cert, so that gives me 18 of the 54 required hours. I have also been an electrician for 13 years and have over 250 installations completed as the lead installer. Will this 40 hour training count as the 40 hours required to sit for the exam?

Training for Full test

Submitted by teal_brown

Hello Joe,

Given your experience, our 40-hour Advanced Solar Installation Training course will go towards your required 58 training hours to make you eligible to take the NABCEP PV Installer Exam.

Thanks,
Teal B.

Training

Submitted by Eric Iverson (not verified)
Posted on Sat, 2018-03-03 15:22.

So the online training sounds nice, but what about hands on training? Are there apprenticeships available for solar installation? If so, where should I start looking for them?

Hi Eric, thanks for your

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Mon, 2018-03-12 10:30.

Hi Eric, thanks for your question. The online-only class you were viewing is our beginner-level class where you learn the fundamentals of solar energy. Our next-level class does offer hands-on solar installation training. See here: http://www.everbluetraining.com/renewable-energy-training/solar-training-courses/solar-pv-design-installation. As far as apprenticeships and on-the-job-experience, we've identified our top 10 places to find solar work experience here: http://www.everbluetraining.com/blog/how-find-job-solar. To chat more about how we can help you learn solar skills, please give us a call at 877-754-9041. We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals!

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