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    Solar Installation Professional

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    5 Students Enrolled

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    Hours: 685
    Duration: 12 months

    Language: English

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    Certification included

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    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

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    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

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    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

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    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    Our Solar Installation Professional program covers training in Photovoltaic (PV) Systems. In this program, we will cover the principles of PV electricity and how to effectively incorporate it into stand-alone or utility-connected electrical systems. This program provides detailed illustrations that clarify the concepts behind PV system operations. This program is a guide to this clean and cost-effective technology. Beginning with a review of the history of solar water and space heating systems from prehistory to the present, this program presents an introduction to modern solar energy systems, energy conservation, and energy economics. We will discuss multiple types of solar collectors, solar water, and space heating systems including solar pool heating systems, their advantages and disadvantages. This program will also cover system components, their installation, operation, and maintenance as well as how to choose the appropriate system and system size. In this program, we will explore the financial aspects of solar and clearly show that such implementation generates significant savings over time. Our LEED Green Associate preparation module provides the foundation concepts and standards for the residential, commercial and institutional green building industry. This module covers green building core concepts and strategies, along with sustainable thinking and implementation!

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, the student will have learned proficiency in: • Foundations of renewable energy • Solar energy and components • Photovoltaic theory and components • Wind technology and components • Institutions, economics, and socio-political factors in alternative energy

    Courses Included

    • Photovoltaic Energy Professional
    • LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    • Renewable Energy Specialist


    Renewable Energy Specialist Module 1 - Principles of Renewable Energy and Solar Radiation • Energy and Sustainable Development • Technical Implications • Standards and Regulations • Atmospheric Transmission, Absorption and Reflection • Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation • Components of Radiation • Measuring Solar Radiation • Site Estimation of Solar Radiation • Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change Renewable Energy Specialist Module 2 - Solar Water Heating and Thermal Applications • Calculation of Heat Balance: General Remarks • Flat-plate Collectors • Selective Surfaces • Instrumentation and Monitoring • Social and Environmental Aspects • Air Heaters • Crop Driers • Water Desalination • Solar Salt-Gradient Ponds and Solar Concentrators • Fuel and Chemical Synthesis from Concentrated Solar Renewable Energy Specialist Module 3 - Photovoltaic (PV) Power Technology and Hydropower • Photovoltaic Circuit Properties • Applications and Systems • Maximizing Cell Efficiency • Types and Adaptations of Photovoltaics • Social, Economic and Environmental Aspects • Assessing the Resource Hydropower • Impulse and Reaction Turbines • Hydroelectric Systems • Pumped Hydro Storage Renewable Energy Specialist Module 4 - Wind Resource and Wind Power Technology • World Wind • Characteristics of the Wind • Wind Instrumentation, Measurement and Computational Tools and Prediction • Turbine Types and Terms • Linear Momentum and Angular Momentum Theories • Blade Element Theory • Power Extraction by a Turbine • Electricity Generation • Mechanical Power Renewable Energy Specialist Module 5 - Photosynthesis and Bioenergy Technologies Trophic Level Photosynthesis • Photosynthesis at the Cellular and Molecular Level • Energy Farming: Biomass Production for Energy • R&D to ‘improve’ Photosynthesis • Biofuel Classification • Direct Combustion for Heat • Anaerobic Digestion for Biogas • Wastes and Residues • Biodiesel from Vegetables and Algae Renewable Energy Specialist Module 6 - Wave Power and Tidal-Current and Tidal-Range Power • Wave Motion, Energy and Power • Real (Irregular) Sea Waves: Patterns and Power • Energy Extraction from Devices • Wave Power Devices • The Cause of Tide • Enhancement of Tides • Tidal-Current/Stream Power • World Tidal Power Sites Renewable Energy Specialist Module 7 - Ocean Gradient and Geothermal Energy • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) • Practical Considerations about OTEC • Devices • Related Technologies • Osmotic Power from Salinity Gradients • Geophysics • Dry Rock and Hot Aquifer Analysis • Ground-Source Heat Pumps Renewable Energy Specialist Module 8 - Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency • Distribution Technologies • Electricity Supply and Networks • Comparison of Technologies for Energy Storage • Energy Storage for Grid Electricity • Batteries and Fuel Cells • Energy End-Use by Sector • Energy-Efficient Solar Buildings • Transport • Manufacturing Industry • Domestic Energy Use Renewable Energy Specialist Module 9 - Institutional and Economic Factors • Socio-Political Factors • Economics • Life Cycle Analysis • Policy Tools • Quantifying Choice • Present Status of Renewable Energy • The Way Ahead LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Module 1 - Understanding LEED • Tiers of the Credentialing Process • Application Process • Why Earn LEED Credentials? • Benefits of Green Building • Systems Thinking • Life Cycle Approach • Do Green Buildings Cost More? • Traditional Approach • Integrative Approach to Design and Construction • USGBC and GBCI LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Module 2 - LEED Green Building and Concepts • Building Design and Construction • Homes • Interior Design and Contraction • Building Operations and Maintenance • Neighborhood Development • The Categories of LEED • LEED-Online • Program Requirements • Steps to Certification • Special Projects LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Module 3 - Location and Sustainable Sites • Location • Transportation • Neighborhood Pattern and Design • Site Design and Management • Rainwater Management • Heat Island Effect • Strategies LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Module 4 - Water Efficiency and Energy • Indoor Water Use • Process Water • Outdoor Water • Atmosphere • Commissioning • Minimum Energy Performance • Refrigerants • Existing Buildings • EA Prerequisites and Credits LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Module 5 - Materials and Indoor Environmental Quality • Conservation of Materials • Environmentally Preferable Materials • Waste Management • Indoor Air Quality • Thermal Comfort • Lighting • Acoustics • Innovation • Regional Priority



    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.


    • Photovoltaic Systems
    • Renewable Energy Technologies

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)


    The Certified Sustainability Specialist Certification (CSS) national exam distinguishes individuals as leaders in sustainable development. National Career Certification Board’s (NCCB) Certified Sustainability Specialist (CSS) designation is designed for individuals who want to stand out and earn professional credentials to lead businesses in the best sustainable practices. A sustainability professional must be able to impart cooperation in sustainable programs within a business. As a Certified Sustainability Specialist (CSS), your role will be to organize and analyze sustainability strategies using knowledge and informed opinions on the future of energy and the lasting impacts energy has on the economy, health, and the environment.


    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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