Solar Energy Training
Ecotech Training is the country's premier provider of solar training for installers, designers, salespeople, and electrical professionals.
Our solar installation training courses are designed to guide you as you prepare for a job in solar energy — from the theory and science behind photovoltaics through the advanced skills needed to safely and effectively design, size and install a full solar PV array. In addition to traditional live classroom courses, we offer online classes that can be taken anytime. Our distinct education delivery formats, flexible schedules and wide selection of courses make it easy for you to take what you want when you want it.
Is Solar Training Right for You?
Solar installers determine the design of the array and perform the installations. The solar industry has nearly doubled in size every year for the past four years, and this trend is expected to continue.
Ecotech Training offers solar training designed to meet your specific needs. You can choose to learn the skills needed to work in the field, become a sales-oriented professional, or gain your education hours needed for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam.
These courses are great for anyone with experience in construction, roofing or contracting. The solar industry continues to grow, so there are opportunities for credentialed professionals to succeed in the field of solar energy.
How to Become a Solar Installer
The process to become a solar installer mostly depends on where an individual wants to install residential solar systems. Becoming a solar energy professional sometimes requires a state license specific to solar. In some cases it may only require an electrician's license. Each state regulates their own solar installation and safety process, and each state's regulations or rules are slightly different. Your state's energy department website will list the official licensing requirements. However, there are nationally-recognized certifications, such as those offered by NABCEP, that can help give you an edge wherever you are located.
Solar Energy Training Courses
Solar PV Associate Training
The Solar PV Associate training is designed to introduce solar energy theory and installation techniques, as well as to prepare participants to pass the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. This course is ideal for those brand new to the solar industry who are interested in gaining an introductory background before entering an intensive course.Learn More
Solar PV Advanced Training
This program focuses on the advanced solar photovoltaic installation techniques perfect for individuals who have been working in the field and are looking to take their career to the next level.Learn More
Solar PV Mastery Training
The Solar PV Mastery course is our most popular solar training package, designed for those looking to enter the solar industry or transition from a related hands-on background. This intensive solar installation training will provide a strong foundational knowledge, real-world design, on-the-job skills and makes participants eligible to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. Upon passing the exam, all 58 solar training hours needed to qualify for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification will be completed.Learn More
Solar PV Technical Sales
The Solar PV Technical Sales course is designed for those who either have solar installation skills, but need to work on their sales skills, or those with a sales background,who are looking to understand how to sell solar installations.Learn More
Solar Sales Mastery Course
The Solar PV Design & Sales course is designed for those who either have solar installation skills, but need to work on their sales skills, or those with a sales background, who are looking to understand how to sell solar installations.Learn More
Solar Thermal Training
The Solar Thermal training is designed to introduce solar thermal systems and the principles of collecting and utilizing heat transfer, as well as prepare participants for the NABCEP Solar Thermal Associate Exam. This course is ideal for those wanting to expand their knowledge about utilizing solar heat in residential and commercial systems and gain an introductory training on installation and design.Learn More
Solar Specialty Courses
Our specialty solar courses include Solar Fire Safety training for firefighters and first responders as well as NEC code updates specific to solar trades. These courses are designed for professionals wanting to expand their knowledge about solar safety techniques and procedures.Learn More