Expand Your Skills with Training in Solar Thermal 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, particularly the HVAC and Plumbing fields, Penn Foster's Solar Thermal Installation Skills Program will teach you how to install and maintain solar 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 Thermal Installation Training to Your Skillset?
If you're already working in the skilled trades, then now is a great time to add solar thermal 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, according to the national solar census, the solar workforce has grown by 168% since 2010.² By learning how to install solar thermal systems with Penn Foster, you'll be ready to fill this demand in a matter of months.
Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you learn how to install, repair, and maintain solar thermal systems.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.
A Customized Learning Experience
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, informative videos, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Solar Thermal Installation Skills Course Details
In our Solar Thermal Installation Skills Certificate online 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 how to install and troubleshoot solar thermal heating systems.
I liked that you could move at your own pace during the program. Everyone should be entitled to learn at their own comfort pace, Penn Foster agrees with that. They really help you with anything you may be dealing with and the lessons are very clear and give you a very in-depth understanding of the lessons.
Serena H. Penn Foster Graduate
Will Adding Solar Training to My Skillset Help Advance My Career?
If you're already working in the skilled trades, keeping your skills updated with the latest trends in alternative energy sources is always a good idea. Right now, the solar energy industry is booming. With the cost of solar power systems having become more affordable in recent years, more of your clients will look to alternative energy sources to heat and power their homes and businesses. Having the skills to install these systems can open up more opportunities for you to grow and advance your career.
Ready To Enroll?
Get started today on your path towards working in a growing industry with Penn Foster Career School’s accredited, online program.
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.