Expand Your Skills with Training in Solar PV Systems 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, such as Electricians, Roofers, and Carpenters, Penn Foster's Solar Photovoltaic Installation Skills Program will teach you how to install, repair, and maintain solar photovoltaic systems in a matter of months — online and at a pace that's right for you.

Why Add Solar PV Installation Training to Your Skillset?

If you're already working in the skilled trades, then now is a great time to learn how to install solar PV systems. With the cost of solar panels and shingles having fallen significantly, more households and businesses are taking advantage of these systems, resulting in greater demand for installers. In the coming years, employment of solar photovoltaic (PV) installers, often called PV installers, is projected to grow 63 percent from 2018 to 2028!¹
Why Add Solar PV Installation Training to Your Skillset?
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Solar PV Installation Skills Course Details
In our Solar PV Installation Skills Certificate online course, you'll cover topics that will help you take advantage of this growing industry. You’ll learn about the fundamentals of solar energy, solar panel system sizing and design, PV system layout, and how to test, troubleshoot, and connect PV array.
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With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your online Solar PV Installation Skills Certificate program today.
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Penn Foster Graduate
Solar Installation Female Worker
Will Adding Solar Training to My Skillset Help Advance My Career?
If you already have a job in the skilled trades, keeping your skills updated with the latest trends in alternative energy is a must. Right now, the solar energy industry is booming. 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 pay check. Electricians with solar energy/solar power skills can earn as much as $3 per hour more than electricians without these skills.²​
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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.Payscale.com