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Renewable Energy Education Programs


Jobs in solar in Illinois are on the rise! View the breakdown on The Solar Foundation website and see below for opportunities to further your career.

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See ISEA's calendar for upcoming class dates.

PV 101 Class
Course Description
This one-day course uses a combination of lecture and classroom activities to teach the basics of solar electric systems. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, diagram the four PV system types, describe and identify components, understand the best application and limitations of each system type, define the solar window, make energy efficiency recommendations, estimate system loads, and understand the basics of PV site assessment.

PV 201 Class
Course Description

Participants in this eight-hour course will learn how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. The course will cover site assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency recommendations, array placement options, basic system sizing, cost estimates, and evaluating existing infrastructure on site. Participants will learn how to access online tools for solar resource analysis, PV system performance calculators, and incentives.

Prerequisites:
Basic PV (PV 101) or equivalent

Solar Installer Training

DG Certification for installers is required in the state of Illinois. This page details a variety of paths to take to get certified.

Make sure to check ISEA's calendar for workshops. Other organizations that offer professional training courses and workshops:

Associate Degree

Many community colleges provide opportunities for renewable energy education. Check the Illinois Community College Board website to view current programs.

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