Solar Bakersfield | Whittington Solar Energy Co. | Bakersfield, CA

Solar Energy Residential

Energy / November 16, 2016

Required Courses (6) and Training Progression: PV101 or PVOL101 > > PV201L > PV301L > PVOL303 > PVOL304

Program Tuition: $4, 970 to $6, 970*

Even though the vast majority of solar photovoltaic applications are now grid-direct, there are homes and industries that need battery-based photovoltaic systems. Through this certificate program you will be trained on the technical application of solar photovoltaic battery-based systems to serve many different areas such as the telecommunications industry, agricultural applications, off-grid homes and other remote applications, and grid-connected battery back-up systems. This Certificate Program will satisfy the training portion of the requirements for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam and the NABCEP PV Certification exams.

*Pricing will vary depending on student’s selection of in-person or online courses. Lowest pricing reflects ‘tuition incentive pricing’; read more below!

Solar Business and Technical Sales Certificate

Required Courses (5) and Training Progression: PV101 or PVOL101 > PV202 or

Program Tuition: $3, 975 to $5, 275*

This certificate path is perfect for an individual who is seeking a sales or product representative position in the solar industry or is considering starting their own business. A solid focus on the technical, economic, and financial aspects of the solar industry are covered in this program to prepare you for the fast paced and highly dynamic solar industry. In addition to understanding all the financial incentives and sales techniques, being technically competent in the application and installation of photovoltaic systems will make you a better sales professional. This certificate program will give you the confidence needed when talking with potential customers about this highly technical field. This Certificate Program will satisfy the training portion of the requirements for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam and the NABCEP PV Certification exams.

International and Developing World Applications Certificate

Required Courses (5) and Training Progression: PV101 or PVOL101 > > PV301L > > RDOL101

Program Tuition: $3, 575 to $5, 075*

Not all solar professionals are on a roof in the United States installing photovoltaic systems. Some of the most rewarding and meaningful work can be found in the developing world. Solar professionals can be found working for government aid agencies and other non-profit organizations who are training local communities to become self sustaining. This work is often accomplished through application of renewable energy technologies in some of the most remote areas of of the world. This certificate program will take you through the common battery-based photovoltaic technologies and other developing world topics to prepare you for a rewarding career in helping the world realize the hope provided by renewable energy. This Certificate Program will satisfy the training portion of the requirements for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam and the NABCEP PV Certification exams.

Renewable Energy Applications Certificate

Required Courses (4) and Training Progression: PV101 or PVOL101 > SHOL101 > MH101 > RDOL101

Program Tuition: $2, 680 to $3, 280*

This certificate program will expose you to other renewable energy technologies and is often a good “add-on” certificate path for a solar professional who has completed one of the other certificate programs. When talking with home or business owners you may be asked your professional opinion about all the options in the renewable energy sector and which technology will best suit their energy needs and location. In order to explain these technologies with utmost confidence, it is best to get hands-on experience in other renewable energy technologies in addition to photovoltaic systems.

Solar Professionals Trainer Certificate**

Required Courses (9) and Training Progression: PV101 or PVOL101 > PV201L > PV202 or PVOL202 > > PVOL206 > PV301L > PVOL303 >

Program Tuition: $7, 755 to $10, 255*

Hundreds of solar training programs are sprouting up all over, and gaining the knowledge of how to deliver a world class training program can be difficult and daunting. With over 25 years of hands-on and classroom instruction, the SEI curriculum and overall program is the gold standard for solar training and we want to share that knowledge with you. This certificate program will expose you to SEI’s best classroom curriculum and lab training experience for you and your instructional staff to get first hand experience in what it takes to put on a full solar training program at your school or training organization. This Certificate Program will satisfy the training portion of the requirements for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam and the NABCEP PV Certification exams.

*Pricing will vary depending on student’s selection of in-person or online courses. Lowest pricing reflects ‘tuition incentive pricing’; read more below!
**This certificate program only introduces best teaching practices through the actual experience of taking these courses from SEI Instructors. It is designed for current instructors in a related field. For the Trainer Certificate you must currently be a college or vocational school instructor in a related field.

There is a growing number of available workers in this industry who have taken solar training from organizations with varying degrees of training duration, quality of instruction, and industry recognition. It is becoming harder and harder for an individual to distinguish themselves as many of these training offerings are similar in that they are very introductory and are taught by newcomers to the industry.

Source: www.solarenergy.org