How do you get training in solar energy?


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Schools that provide training for students in solar energy include Kaplan Clean Tech Education, Solar Energy International, everblue and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. NABCEP’s PV Installation Professional certification is the nationally recognized standard for solar energy professionals.

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Kaplan’s entry-level solar PV training course prepares students for the national certification exam with 18 hours of self-paced online training or 24 hours of live classroom instruction. The course includes 100 practice questions and the NABCEP exam fee. Students who fail the exam on the first try are eligible to retake the class at no cost.

Solar Energy International’s online solar training includes courses on management, installers, applications for developing countries, and advanced solar system design for harvesting electricity and heating homes. After completing 18 hours of study, students are eligible to take the NABCEP test.

Everblue prepares students for the NABCEP qualification test with classroom and online courses. Combination courses mix online study and five days of practical instruction in nationwide training centers.

NABCEP’s resources include guides that cover all of the subjects included on the certification exams, practice questions available for a fee, and up-to-date lists of verified preparation courses across the country. Other information available details certification requirements and links to continuing solar education courses.

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