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The MREA Solar Training Academy Includes:
2023 Offerings / Registration
Designed for your busy schedule, the Solar Training Academy is a series of in-person and hands-on courses providing students with industry-leading solar technical training, that qualifies them to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam, a sought-after solar credential valued by the industry. Whether you’re looking to join the solar workforce, or you’re interested in learning how to design and install your own PV system, the Academy is the best place to start. No prerequisites are required.
We prepare students for entry-level careers in solar energy through an engaging combination of coursework and hands-on lab days. Topics covered include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment practices, and design principles and considerations. No prerequisites are required. Join us at one of our Midwest offerings in 2023!
My favorite part of training with the MREA was a combination of two things. The instructors and people I met through the academy. The people involved were awesome. Secondly the mix of classroom and hands on installation. This really provided a wholesome approach to this technology.
– Joey Star, Solar Training Academy Graduate (Milwaukee)
Your Solar Professional Gateway!
Solar energy jobs were up in 47 states and increased 9 percent nationwide from 2020 to 2021 to a total of 255,037 solar workers. However, many solar installers face challenges in finding enough workers to meet the growing demand for solar.
The solar industry can offer a path to advancement and a family-sustaining career, including for those without a two- or four-year college degree. Our Solar Training Academy offers engaging training for students starting their professional solar careers and helps them earn their NABCEP PV Associate Credential. This is an entry-level credential that qualifies an individual to design, sell, install, or maintain systems in a supervised capacity.