Expand Your Skills with Training in Solar Installation

Get the training that will help you take advantage of the booming solar installation market. Specifically designed for those already working in the skilled trades, Penn Foster's Solar PV and Thermal Installation Skills Program will teach you how to install and maintain solar PV and thermal systems on residential and small commercial buildings in a matter of months — online and at a pace that's right for you.

Why Add Solar PV and Thermal Installation Training to Your Skillset?

For anyone working in the skilled trades, now is a great time to add solar energy training to your skillset. As the cost of PV panels and shingles continues to decrease, more households are expected to take advantage of these systems, resulting in greater demand for the workers who install and maintain them.¹ In fact, American solar jobs have increased 167% over the past decade, adding 156,000 jobs. In the five-year period between 2014 and 2019, solar employment increased 44%, five times faster than job growth in the overall U.S. economy.² By learning how to install solar PV and thermal systems from Penn Foster, you'll be ready to fill this demand in a matter of months.
Why Add Solar PV and Thermal Installation Training to Your Skillset?
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Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you learn how to install, repair, and maintain solar PV and thermal systems.
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Solar PV and Thermal Installation Skills Course Details
In our first-of-its-kind Solar Photovoltaic and Thermal Installation Skills Certificate program, you'll cover topics that will help you take advantage of this growing industry. You’ll learn about the fundamentals of solar energy, components of solar thermal heating and photovoltaic energy, and how to install and troubleshoot solar thermal and PV systems.
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With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your online Solar Photovoltaic & Thermal Installation Certificate training online today.
There are real people to help, real people who care and support you along the journey, and everything is tailored to who you are so that you can succeed.
Lateria B.
Penn Foster Graduate
Solar Installation Female Worker
Will Adding Solar Training to My Skillset Help Advance My Career?
For anyone working in the skilled trades, staying up to date with the latest trends in alternative energy sources is a must. As the cost of solar power systems continues to become more affordable, more of your clients will look to alternative energy sources to heat and power their homes and businesses. It could also mean more money in your paycheck. Did you know that Electricians with solar energy/solar power skills can earn as much as $3 per hour more than electricians without these skills?³ Having the ability to install both solar PV and solar thermal systems could open up even more opportunities for you to grow and advance your career.
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Get started today on your path towards working in a growing industry with Penn Foster Career School’s accredited, online program.

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The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.

¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Solar Photovoltaic Installers, on the Internet here (visited June 14, 2020).Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.

² Source: www.thesolarfoundation.org/national/

³ Source: www.Payscale.com