SOLAR ENERGY TRAINING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
This program includes the following two courses:
1) Basic Electricity for Alternative & Renewable Energy
CSA 815; Wed: 5:30-8:00PM; 8 weeks; $250.00
This course reviews the basic theory of electricity including AC/DC power, series and parallel circuitry applications and measurements within typical renewable energy systems. Students are also introduced to solar electrical components, including PV, inverters, controller, and different types of energy storage systems. This course is also designed to introduce students to basic renewable energy systems-- how they function and work. Electricians as well as other trade professionals seeking to be acquainted with the basics of the electrical circuitry as it applies to renewable energy are welcome. Tour of a local solar system is included.
2) Fundamentals of Solar Energy and PV Installation
CSA 564: Cost: $525.00
Z1: Tues: 5:30-8:00 PM; 12 weeks; (Eve. Session)
Z2: Thur: 9:00 A-2:00 P; 6 weeks; (Day Section)
This hands-on training introduces students to solar energy applications and to the basics of PV system installation. Students are acquainted with issues of safety procedures, client solar energy need assessment, and PV system design. This course offers program participants a unique opportunity to fully apply the theory and skills learned in the Basic Electricity for Renewable Energy course, such as wiring size and electrical circuitry, as well as energy storage, inverter, controller installation and operation.
Division of Continuing Education: 617-541-5306