MREA’s Solar Thermal Site Assessment Certificate is a valuable credential that establishes entry-level competency in the renewable energy field. The certificate serves as an add-on certificate to other principle skills or credentials in the green jobs industry, including: systems design, installation, sales, finance, research, and policy.
Solar Thermal Site Assessment Certificate
The MREA Site Assessment Certificate Program trains individuals to provide site-specific renewable energy assessment and consumer education. The Solar Thermal Site Assessment Certificate provides skills training needed by professionals engaging consumers in solar thermal systems for their homes or businesses. Site assessors do the following:
- Evaluate the energy consumption of a household or business, as well as the solar resource at the location
- Help clients understand their system options and benefits
- Work with clients to recommend the site and size of the solar thermal system
- Estimate system production and identify costs, incentives, and financing options available.
All certificate holders have completed the required MREA training, have had their practice assessments approved by a technology mentor, and have passed the site assessment exam. The site assessment certificate is a credential that establishes an entry-level competency that is valuable to employers in the renewable energy field.
To earn the Solar Thermal Site Assessment Certificate, a student must:
- Successfully complete MREA’s Solar Domestic Hot Water (ST 101) course or an approved training program.
- Successfully complete MREA’s Solar Hot Water Site Assessor Training (ST 201)
- Conduct and submit two practice site assessments to be reviewed and approved by an MREA-approved Tech Mentor.
- Submit an Exam Request Form and pay $75 exam fee.
- Pass the Residential Solar Thermal Site Assessor Certificate exam.
- Sign the Site Assessor Code of Ethics.
- Submit your Assessor Contact Information for the Site Assessor Directory.