Subsidized PV Training
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NorCal Solar and Solar University Offer a Federally Subsidized Solar PV Training Program

For Solar Businesses, Non-Profits, Governmental Employees, Sole Proprietors, and General and Independent Contractors!!!

If you or your employees are interested in taking the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioner's (NABCEP) Entry Level Exam, then you first have to qualify for it...

Completion of this 40 hour training course (SunPro Tech™ ) qualifies participants to sit for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam.

Or if you are just interested in being trained to install solar panels... this is where NorCal Solar in conjunction with Solar University and the State of California Employment Training Panel come in...

We are offering a 66% discount on Solar PV Installer Training!

(Subsidies Backed by Federal Stimulus Money)

Program Information and Process

Course Description: Solar University's SunPro Tech™ Solar Installer Training is a hands-on, learn-by-doing training experience taught by licensed solar contractors in a state-of-the-art solar vocational training facility.

Who is Eligible for Training: Private businesses (ex. solar companies), general contractors, non-profit organizations, local government employees (such as firemen), sole proprietors, and independent contractors.

Course Credentials: SunPro Tech™ is IREC/ISPQ accredited and registered with the NABCEP Entry Level Program.  Completion of the SunPro Tech™ training course qualifies participants to sit for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam.

Course Cost: $1595 for 5-day/40-hour training.  Qualified employers will be reimbursed for approximately 66% of the training tuition for a total cost of around $500.  Employers must pay the full tuition up front, and when the trainee is verified as still employed after 90 days, the employer will be issued the subsidized tuition reimbursement. Also, members of NorCal Solar will receive a free copy of the Photovoltaic System Textbook and CD Rom companion (a $95 value). To become a member or renew membership visit this webpage.

If an employer has multiple employees wanting to do this training, Solar University may also work out a special training exclusive to the company.

Training Location: Solar University, 1152 Stealth St., Livermore, CA 94561

Training Duration: 40 hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Upcoming Training Dates(recently update 6/6/11) June 20 - 24, July 18 - 22, August 15 - 19, September 12 - 16

For more information please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (510) 705-8813.


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