Solar Panel Installation Training
ITM’s Solar Panel Installation training course teaches students the key processes of solar panel installation and maintenance. Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers are responsible for safely attaching the panels to the roofs of houses and other buildings, ensuring that the systems work properly.
During the course, students have the opportunity gain field experience working on residential and commercial solar projects through ITM’s externship program. Students who complete the solar training program are eligible to take the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam, and will have the skills to obtain an entry level job in this fast-growing field.
- Study current PV markets and applications
- Understand the system components of a PV system
- Learn the basics of safety, electricity, and solar energy fundamentals
- Through our externship program, students will work with solar PV installers out in the field in preparation for the NABCEP Exam
- Learn the fundamentals of a PV system’s mechanical and electrical design
- In preparation for the NABCEP Entry Level portion of the exam, students will be instructed on how to size, design, and troubleshoot a simple PV system
- 300 hours – daily, weekly, and weekend classes are available
- Students will have the opportunity to participate in an externship program
Check Out Our Outdoor Solar Training Lab
“We pledge to continue to move forward with our commitment to develop these sources to meet the goals that we have in the Energy Master Plan, and to continue to lead the way in solar energy throughout the country…” -New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, remarks at the Solar Energy Bill signing, July 23, 2012
According to the National Solar Jobs Census (2012) done by the Solar Foundation, the solar industry added nearly 14,000 new jobs in 2012, and a 13% growth rate over 2011 (5 times the job growth rate of the overall economy), according to the Solar Foundation. Solar photovoltaic installers typically have starting salaries between $30,000-$40,000, although installers that are trained as electricians or those that are licensed as general contractors have even greater earning opportunities. Solar installers are often employed by solar panel manufacturers or installation companies, and can also be self-employed as general contractors.
Some of our past students are working in these solar panel installation jobs
|Solar Panel Technician||Residential Solar Installer|
|Commercial Solar Installer||Solar Site Assessor|