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Online Solar Energy Installation Courses

Penn Foster Career School’s online Solar Installation courses can help you expand your skills and take the next step to grow your career in the industry. Develop Solar Installation skills on your own time, around your schedule through our online, self-paced courses.

What is a solar energy certificate?

Our Solar Installation Skills certificates cover the foundational concepts of alternative and solar energy such as solar fundamentals, introduction to solar systems, and solar panel system sizing and design. You will learn fundamental skills that can supplement your existing knowledge base and help you build your skillset in your field, also covering photovoltaic and thermal solar systems, installation of specific systems, testing and troubleshooting equipment, and more!​
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With Penn Foster Career School, you can earn your solar installations skills certificate completely online! Choose from one of the solar energy certificates below to get started building your skills:

What jobs can I get with a Solar Energy certificate?

Those with training in Solar Installation are highly valuable to companies and employers across a variety of industry specific jobs such as plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, and more! Jobs for those who have training in solar energy and alternative energy are projected to have a far better than average outlook over the next ten years, increasing by 105%! Take the first steps toward expanding your career opportunities or increasing your client base with Penn Foster’s online Solar Installation career certificates.
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What is the average salary of someone with a solar energy certificate?
The average salary¹ of a skilled employee with Solar Installation training varies based on the industry they’re working in, as well as several other factors. Here are some median starting salaries for a few different solar and alternative energy professionals:
  • Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Installers: $39,240
  • HVAC Technicians with Solar Installation Skills: $45,910
  • Human Resources Managers: $106,910
  • Solar Energy Technicians: $47,260
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Choose one of our Solar Energy online programs below to start the next chapter in your professional journey.

Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Systems Installation

Solar Thermal Installation

Solar PV and Thermal Installation

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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Solar Photovoltaic Installers, on the Internet here.
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