Entry Level Solar PV Training

Entry Level Solar PV Training

Course Details

Entry Level Solar PV Training

We are pleased to announce that our Entry Level Solar PV course is now available via Kaplan Clean Tech Education. Click on the link below to find dates and location.

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    • As the solar industry continues to grow, a steadily growing supply of qualified installers will be needed to support the build-out.
    • Quality solar training gives employers and customers a degree of certainty that practitioners have voluntarily met the high standards demanded by those who work in the industry.  
    • This solar energy training course was designed using industry standard learning objectives.
    • You will gain solar installation skills that can immediately be applied to the field
    • The solar energy industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the nation

    There are no prerequisites. Our entry level solar energy training is ideal for:

    • Roofers
    • Electricians
    • Contractors
    • Architects
    • Anyone who aspires to become a solar PV installation professional. 

    CleanEdison's Solar Photovoltaic Entry Level PV Design and Installation Training thoroughly covers the topics required to understand solar energy and begin gaining the skills to become a solar installation professional.

    Course Objectives:

    • Calculate basic electricity values
    • Identify the elements of PV systems
    • Recognize important PV terms
    • Understand the history of PV
    • Identify consumers of PV technology
    • Recognize advantages and disadvantages of PV systems
    • Identify types of PV systems
    • Understanding daily and annual solar variations
    • Understand the importance of PV location
    • Learn about techniques for shading analysis
    • Be able to calculate electricity production from a PV system
    • Learn about additional resources and solar energy employment opportunities
     
    • 20 hours of self-paced online solar energy training

                                                       -OR-

    • 40 hours of live classroom and hands-on solar installation training
    • CleanEdison's Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Systems Manual ($95 value)

                                             -Both Options Include-

    • CleanEdison Pass Guarantee: if you do not pass the certification exam on your first try, you may re-take the course at no additional cost

    Live Classroom and Hands-on Training: $2995*

    Early Bird Discount: $1995 when you book 30 days or more in advance!

    Online Anytime Course: $595

    One-on-One Tutoring: $100 per hour - Sessions scheduled with trainer after purchase

    Student financing and payment plans now available! Call 888-513-3476 for more information. (Not available with early bird discount)

    This course is administered under the Kaplan Clean Tech Education Course Policies

    How Much Work is Available for Solar Installers?

    The solar industry has been doubling in size every year for the past 4 years and this trend is expected to continue. There are over 170,000 professionals in the solar industry.

    Do I Need to be a Licensed Electrician to Take this Course?

    No. Many electricians take this course, but it is not a requirement. In fact, this course is a perfect starting point because it has no assumptions about your level of knowledge.

    Can This Course Be Taken Live, or is it Only Online?

    For individuals, we recommend that the course be taken online. If this is a company training, CleanEdison’s instructors can come to your site with real solar panels to provide a 5-day live training course.


Name Location Start Date End Date Price
Entry Level Solar PV Training Tutoring, AA July 22nd, 2014   $2995

Course Reviews

  • 5.0  / 5.0
    May 9, 2014
    "Learned quite a bit about the solar industry were very informative and looking forward to getting started in the field of solar energy thank you very much."
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    April 14, 2014
    "I took the Online Anytime course, and though the materials could use a little polishing, it provided everything I needed to pass the exam with flying colors on my first try!"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    March 27, 2014
    "Thanks for what turned out to be a great learning experience. Your style of adjusting the course material to the needs/wants of the class was appreciated."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    January 16, 2014
    "I was really, really impressed with the CleanEdison's course. They were affordable, professional, really informative!. I will highly recommend CleanEdison to my family and friends."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    December 5, 2013
    "The instructor (Marc) was great. He gave us a lot of real world info not just out of the book info!!!"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    October 14, 2013
    "I completed the PV system mechanical design module the other day. Then the next morning our solar installation company Positive Energy NY headed off to do a residential roof mount in Schenectady and I felt on top of my game because all the racking was fresh in my mind and it definitely showed. We used a Unirac rail system and I knew the ins and outs of how it all fit together; the install went very smoothly."
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    June 16, 2013
    "This knowledge fits well with my roofing business"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    May 16, 2013
    "Very good projects are opening up now, thanks CleanEdison!"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    April 16, 2013
    "Looking for my first job in the solar energy industry, this course was excellent"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    March 16, 2013
    "Very useful starter course, I learnt quickly and already started my first job as installer"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    February 16, 2013
    "The online course is very good, I learned quickly on my own"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    January 16, 2013
    "Looking forward the advance course at CleanEdison, it has been very useful"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    December 15, 2012
    "The course was excellent, the material was easy to grasp"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    November 15, 2012
    "This estarting course was very good, I will keep specializing in this field"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    October 15, 2012
    "Thanks to CleanEdison, I was able to finance this course and get more jobs"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    September 15, 2013
    "It was great to practice the install right away, while the instructor provided tips"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    August 15, 2013
    "The instructor was an expert, made the manual easy to understand"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    July 15, 2013
    "CleanEdison has made it easy to get started in the solar panel business"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    June 15, 2013
    "Glad I could enroll at CleanEdison, this entry level course was a positive experience"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    May 15, 2013
    "There are many opportunities in solar energy, this course has allowed me to apply to new jobs"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    April 15, 2013
    "Glad I could go back to work start bidding for new projects"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    March 15, 2013
    "I liked that this course was technical and the practical session was effective"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    February 15, 2013
    "Taking this course was an excellent decision, will enroll in the advanced course next year"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    January 15, 2013
    "This training was very good, real opportunities came out right away."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    December 14, 2012
    "Got new skills during these sessions, the practical experience was awesome"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    November 14, 2012
    "This course is well planned, the instructor was knowledgeable and taught us tips of the industry"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    October 14, 2012
    "Good starting course and I can get a job as solar panel installer right away"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    September 14, 2012
    "Good learning experience, looking forward the next course"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    August 14, 2013
    "At CleanEdison, they have created a great set of courses on solar energy"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    July 14, 2013
    "My first time at CleanEdison, it was a great experience. I will get my NABCEP certification with them"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    June 14, 2013
    "This CleanEdison course on solar energy is excellent, I am glad I invested on it"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    May 14, 2013
    "There is high demand for solar panel specialists, I am glad I completed this course with CleanEdison"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    April 14, 2013
    "With this course, I have widened my opportunities."
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    March 14, 2013
    "Very happy with my decision to train with CleanEdison, got a new job quickly afterwards"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    February 14, 2013
    "The CleanEdison training is effective, we learned quickly and the practical session was very useful"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    January 14, 2013
    "The instructor was an expert, provided very good tips"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    December 13, 2012
    "I really enjoyed the class at CleanEdison, easy to understand manual"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    November 13, 2012
    "Thanks to this training, I will have more job opportunities"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    October 13, 2012
    "I have been working in roofing for a while; this course helped me to add to my skills"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    September 13, 2013
    "It was a good course, opening many opportunities in my area"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    August 13, 2012
    "Appreciated the training with CleanEdison, it was great to get hands on experience"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    July 13, 2013
    "Great course to get started on solar energy industry, I want to keep expanding my certifications at CleanEdison"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    June 13, 2013
    "At CleanEdison, I had an excellent experience, from the registration until the exam, I recommend it"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    May 13, 2013
    "Very good course, expert instructor, I am ready for new jobs"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    April 13, 2013
    "Good investment of time and money, I intend to get the NABCEP certification with CleanEdison"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    March 13, 2013
    "Well organized training, the materials were up to date and the field experience was great!"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    February 13, 2013
    "Great experience with CleanEdison, there are many jobs in solar panel installs"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    January 13, 2013
    "The instructor was great! Provided detailed explanations and real life examples."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    December 12, 2012
    "This course has opened more doors which has created more job revenues and a better salary!"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    November 12, 2012
    "I am impressed: CleanEdison’s material was really good and the instructor had hands on experience"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    October 12, 2012
    "I have become more competitive with this course since there is so much demand for solar energy projects"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    September 12, 2013
    "I am extremely satisfied with this course that will help me start a new career"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    August 12, 2013
    "This is an excellent course to get started in the solar energy business"
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  • 4.0  / 5.0
    July 12, 2013
    "All contractors should take this course to become more competitive"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    June 12, 2013
    "Thanks CleanEdison for offering an online version! I could fit the training in my schedule without affecting my current workload"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    May 12, 2013
    "Perfect timing for this course, a new large solar energy company has many openings"
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    April 12, 2013
    "I am very excited about the possibilities this certification has opened, solar energy is growing so quickly"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    September 3, 2013
    "The instructor was very good in teaching the course."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    May 28, 2013
    "CleanEdison has allowed me to start a new career path that generates a great growth in my business."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    April 22, 2013
    "The entry level solar class was an excellent class covering all aspects of Solar Installations. The instructor was a former solar system installer and was was able to go into great detail about electrical and building code requirements. He also covered the business aspect of customer relations, budgeting, financing, available grants, scheduling of employees and many other important information for a successful company"
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    April 22, 2013
    "I learned alot from the entry level class, information I hope to parlay into a new career in Solar PV. The instructor was concise and shared information willingly. The course material was presented in an interesting manner, keeping dry boring data moving rapidly."
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  • 4.5  / 5.0
    March 6, 2013
    "The CleanEdison class was great. I learned a lot and I will recommend your group when ever I can."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    August 31, 2012
    "The Solar PV Bootcamp was great. I can't believe how much information I gained in one week. The class was intense and fast-moving but focused and superbly taught. The instructor really was a wealth of information. Honestly, I would've expected it to take much longer to learn all I did in one week."
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  • 5.0  / 5.0
    August 22, 2012
    "This course was possibly even better than my favorite college classes! The teacher's instruction was superb and the hands on learning opportunities were invaluable. This course is a phenomenal way to learn the basic and partical elements of solar photovoltaic systems."
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