Solar Energy International (SEI) releases their 2014 solar PV and renewable energy online course schedule. Offerings include over 30 course sessions in 2014 and cover many technical topics to meet the needs of the growing clean energy workforce worldwide.
Solar Energy International (SEI) has released their 2014 solar PV and renewable energy online course schedule. SEI is offering over 30 course sessions in 2014, covering many technical topics to meet the needs of the growing clean energy workforce worldwide.
Courses range from introductory PVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) to more advanced solar training options such as PVOL202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct). Also offered are topics like solar heating, solar business and technical sales, and renewable energy for the developing world.
Solar professionals and people seeking entry into the solar PV industry have gravitated in recent years to this online model to get their required training hours for NABCEP certification, recertification, and prerequisite training. SEI students need to complete classroom, lecture-based, training in order to be able to attend SEI’s hands-on lab sessions in Paonia, Colorado. The online courses fulfill that requirement as well.
Christopher Turek, Director of Online Learning and Student Services for SEI said, “SEI takes online course instructional design seriously, as this type of training can be daunting for some who have never experienced a quality online course. Each course offers multiple content types from video to audio to engaging readings and resources to ensure each learning style is considered.”
Turek continued, “Over the last few decades, SEI has been the starting point for so many people entering the industry as well as the place seasoned professionals come back to in order to get continuing education. … The key for anyone entering this highly competitive industry is to get plugged in to a strong community of practitioners, and SEI is the place to be from the start and throughout your solar career.”