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Upcoming Solar Trainings

Our IREC and NABCEP approved solar training courses include online, face-to-face, and hands-on courses from beginning to advanced levels. Whether you are just curious about solar, preparing for a career transition, looking to start or expand a business, or advance within the solar industry, we have a course to meet your needs.

Solar Training - PV 100: Intro to Photovoltaics

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button-register-nowDates: May 19-20, 2011
Location: Ukiah, CA
Price: $325

Your path to a solar job starts here. This entry-level workshop provides the foundation for the intermediate level of PV training and certification in our five-day PV 200 PV Design and Installation intensive course. This is also the perfect course for those with a general interest wanting to learn the basics.

Solar Training - PV 200: PV Design & Installation Intensive

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button-register-nowDate: May 23-27, 2011
Location
: Ukiah, CA
Price: $1,095

The PV 200 is our flagship training intensive course, offering 40 hours of critical knowledge and hands-on practice honed over 12 plus years and taught by experienced industry professionals. Students can sit for the entry level NABCEP exam upon completion.

Solar Training - PV 501: PV & EV Photovoltaics and Electric Vehicles

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button-register-nowDates: May 28, 2011
Location: Solar Living Center, Hopland, CA
Price: $95

Dump the Pump!   Would you like to power your vehicle by sunlight?  Now you can with the new mass-produced, mainstream electric cars. Combine an EV with a solar electric (PV) system and you can make your own "fuel" and drive with zero emissions! Not only do you avoid trips to the gas station but you can minimize your utility bill. See first-hand a freeway capable EV and grid-tied PV equipment and the integration of these systems.

Solar Training - PV 300: Advanced PV Systems

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button-register-nowDates: June 20-24, 2011
Location: , Ukiah, CA
Price: $1,195

This advanced course is the companion that provides more advanced material to PV 200: PV Design and Installation Intensive. This 5-day workshop  challenges participants to tackle many of the decisions presented to PV designer and installer to meet NEC regulations.

Online Solar PV Design & Installation Training

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button-register-nowDate: Start anytime and go at your own pace
Online
: Work from your home or office
Price: $595

Master the essential knowledge and skills  needed to jump-start your career in the growing Solar Industry. Whether your career track is management, installation, finance, sales, marketing, customer service or administrative support, this eCourse provides a foundation to build your career.

Online Solar PV Sales Fundamentals

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button-register-nowDate: Start anytime and go at your own pace
Online
: Work from your home or office
Price: $139

Improve the quality and accuracy of your sales presentation by presenting customers with design and size options based on site conditions, current and future power needs and conservation and efficiency measures.

Topics Covered: PV Solar System Overview • Customer Requirement Analysis • Site Requirement Analysis • Solar PV Rebates and Incentives • Utility Rates & Structures

Online Solar PV Sales: Economics and Finance

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button-register-nowDate: Start anytime and go at your own pace
Online
: Work from your home or office
Price: $189

Develop greater understanding and expertise in the factors that affect the cost and profitability of a Solar PV System. Learn how to calculate and provide data on: sizing, cost, production, and payback to present a compelling value proposition to a potential solar customer.

Topics Covered: PV Finance Fundamentals • Financial Analysis for Solar PV Investment • Cash Flow Modeling: Do Nothing Scenario, Base Case Scenario and the Solar PV Case.


Online Advanced PV Marketing & Sales

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button-register-nowDate: Start anytime and go at your own pace
Online
: Work from your home or office
Price: $189

Differentiate yourself from the competition by mastering the most advanced skills in this growing and dynamic industry. Go beyond the design of a PV installation and master the crafting of a successful sales process, the intricacies of ROI calculations, and navigating the complex world of solar finance.

Topics Covered: PV Solar Selling and Marketing • PV Proposal Creation • Residential and Commercial Sales and Marketing • Case Study - Residential Sales • Solar Financing


About SLI

The Solar Living Institute is a nonprofit solar and sustainability training organization. Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for over 12 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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