Course Schedule 

VIEW THE 2016 TRAINING CATALOG

The MREA offers a variety of courses in photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal heating, and small wind energy systems. We have renewable energy courses for all levels of learning, from the beginner to the seasoned professional. Our accredited courses and Certificate Programs are available online, at the MREA in Custer (Wisconsin), and throughout the Midwest in our Solar Training Academies.

Photovoltaics (PV) - Solar Electricity

Solar Thermal (Hot Water and Space Heating)

Small Wind Energy Systems

National Electrical Code (NEC) Training 

Continuing Education Credits 

Many of our solar courses are approved for Continuing Education credit hours with NABCEP and state licensing agencies throughout the Midwest. Approved courses are marked with the NABCEP logo in the schedule below.

Online, On-Demand Courses (Available Any Time)

We have seven online, informational "primer" courses available year-round. They contain no assignments, quizzes, or webinars. They're FREE for MREA members and only $20 for non-members.

2016 COURSE SCHEDULE 

August 

Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.06) Online 

  • August 29 - September 25
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Mondays/Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. CT

September 

Wind System Repair and Maintenance (W 401.01) 

  • September 8 & 9
  • Custer, WI
  • Prerequisites: Introduction to Wind Systems (W 101) and Introduction to Tower Climing and Safety (W 307), or equivalent

PV System Design (PV 202.02) Online 

  • September 12 - November 6
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. CT
  • Prerequisites: Basic PV (PV 101) and PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201), or equivalent
  • Approved for 14 NABCEP continuing education credits
  • Use the discount code spring2016 for $50 off your course registration! Discounts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

2014 NEC Update for PV (PV 614.02) Online 

  • September 14 & 21
  • TWO MANDATORY LIVE WEBINARS  
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m. CT
  • Approved for 4 NABCEP continuing education credits
  • REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 14th at 2:00 p.m. CT

Solar Thermal System Design Considerations (ST 410.01) Online 

  • September 19 - November 13
  • Eight MANDATORY webinars on Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 p.m. CT
  • Prerequisite: Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems (ST 101), or equivalent
  • Approved for 14 NABCEP continuing education credits
  • REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 20th at 4:00 p.m. CT

Introduction to Wind Systems (W 101.02) Online 

  • September 19 - October 16
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. CT

Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems (ST 101.04) 

  • September 23
  • Custer, WI

Solar Space Heating (ST 409.01) 

  • September 24
  • Custer, WI
  • Prerequisite: Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems (ST 101), or equivalent

PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.04) Online 

  • September 26 - October 23
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Wednesdays/Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. CT
  • Prerequisite: Basic PV (PV 101), or equivalent
  • Graduates are enrolled in the MREA Site Assessment Certificate Program

October

PV 101-201-202-301 on-site training at the MREA! 

Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.12) 

  • October 4
  • Custer, WI

PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.07) 

PV System Design (PV 202.05) 

  • October 6 & 7
  • Custer, WI
  • Prerequisites: Basic PV (PV 101) and PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201), or equivalent
  • Approved for 14 NABCEP continuing education credits
  • Use the discount code spring2016 for $50 off your course registration! Discounts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

PV Design and Installation Lab (PV 301.03) 

  • October 11-14
  • Custer, WI
  • Prerequisites: Basic PV (PV 101) and PV System Design (PV 202), or equivalent

October Online Courses 

Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems (ST 101.02) Online 

  • October 3-30
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. CT

Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.07) Online 

  • October 10 - November 6
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. CT

PV System Design (PV 202.08) Online 

  • October 24 - December 18
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. CT
  • Prerequisites: Basic PV (PV 101) and PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201), or equivalent
  • Approved for 14 NABCEP continuing education credits
  • Use the discount code spring2016 for $50 off your course registration! Discounts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Small Wind Site Assessor Training (W 201.01) Online 

  • October 24 - November 20
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. CT
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Wind Sytems (W 101), or equivalent
  • Graduates are enrolled in the MREA Site Assessment Certificate Program

November

PV Sales and Finance (PV 203.02) Online 

  • November 7 - December 11
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars
  • Prerequisite: Basic PV (PV 101), or equivalent
  • Approved for 7 NABCEP continuing education credits
  • Use the discount code spring2016 for $50 off your course registration! Discounts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.09) Online

  • November 7 - December 11
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Fridays at 12:00 p.m. CT
  • Prerequisite: Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101), or equivalent
  • Graduates are enrolled in the MREA Site Assessment Certificate Program

Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.08) Online

  • November 14 - December 18
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. CT

Navigating the NEC (G 110.04) Online 

  • November 28 - December 18
  • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. CT
  • Approved for 6 NABCEP continuing education credits

Instructor (Recognized Training Provider) Courses

PV Site Assessment Instruction (PV 705.01) Online 

  • Self-paced, Independent-study, available year-round
  • Prerequisites: Basic PV (PV 101) and PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201), and a current PV Site Assessment Certificate holder planning to become an RTP for the MREA

MREA Program and Course Policies

Please see the MREA Student Handbook for information and policies regarding MREA courses.

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