Power-One and ONTILITY Solar Training Team for Solar Education

April 09, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

ONTILITY Solar Training and Power-One are joining forces to bring what they describe as a unique solar energy education experience to Arizona.

ONTILITY will offer the five day solar installer training course at the Power-One manufacturing plant in Phoenix on May 21-25. Arizona continues to be one of the leading solar energy markets in the US. and financial solar incentives are available for the owners of residential and commercial solar system installations.

The IREC Accredited Solar Electric Training Course is suitable for anyone interested in the solar energy industry and is taught by ONTILITY’s NABCEP Certified PV Installers, and accredited solar instructors. Those looking for new career opportunities have found this solar training course valuable as have entrepreneurs, electricians, electrical, mechanical and general contractors and others in the building trades who are interested in business opportunities in solar.

As a motivated student in this solar training course you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable industry knowledge and you will begin your journey to join the Solar Energy Industry as a:

-- Solar Business Owner

-- Solar PV Installer

-- Solar PV Project Manager

-- Solar Salesperson

-- Solar PV System Designer

"Power-One is extremely excited to partner with ONTILITY for this training program. Programs like this allow Power-One to directly interface with our customers and we are able to demonstrate the flexible, lightweight and highly efficient design of our string inverters and the benefits they provide to our customers." Said Ryan Simpson, Business Development Manager, Distribution, Power-One.

This ONTILITY Solar Electric Training Course provides students with instruction on these and other subjects that prepare them to join the growing solar industry:

-- Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells

-- PV modules and system components

-- PV products, applications and technology

-- Solar Electric system design, estimation, and relevant codes

-- An understanding of energy conversion from sunlight to electricity

-- The knowledge of how to work with solar energy conversion equipment.

The course is based on the photovoltaic installation job task analysis developed by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, NABCEP. The comprehensive PV installer training course focuses on real-world, site-specific knowledge. The comprehensive hands-on solar installer training covers site surveys; mechanical and electrical design, safety and construction issues; tool and test equipment use; best-practice construction skills; national code and local inspection issues.

"This professional installer training course is a tremendous opportunity for anyone thinking about getting into the solar energy business – the best, most relevant solar training education in the country is made even more relevant by our solar training partnership with Power-One, one of the leading innovators in solar technology." said Ken Whiteside, Director of Education for ONTILTY.

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