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January is Installer Education month on SolarBuildermag.com, sponsored by Rolls Battery. Here’s a roundup of education / training-focused articles from our archives that run the gamut from residential sizing basics to complex utility-scale layouts.

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First U.S. veterans complete Solar Ready Vets training program

First U.S. veterans complete Solar Ready Vets training program

March 30, 2016 at 9:04 am 1 comment

As part of the solar industry’s job report, SEIA always mentions the number of U.S. veterans the industry plans to employ. We reported this week that veterans now comprise 8 percent of the total workforce, but that number looks to increase now that the Department of Energy’s Solar Ready VetsRead More

Fronius hosting in-depth training at Solar Power PV Conference in Boston

Fronius hosting in-depth training at Solar Power PV Conference in Boston

February 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

For anyone heading to Boston for the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo, clear your schedule after lunch on Feb. 25 because Emmitt Muckles, Lead Trainer at Fronius USA, is leading a two-hour course covering the Fronius Primo, Fronius’ residential solution and the Fronius Symo, Fronius’s commercial solution. There will alsoRead More

WATCH: Advice for installing on a challenging solar site

WATCH: Advice for installing on a challenging solar site

January 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm 1 comment

A big challenge for solar going forward, as the industry soars, is accommodating projects that just a few years ago would not have been considered viable sites. Luckily, smart people, like solar industry engineers, have been working hard to address these challenges and provide on-the-ground guidance and product solutions. RELATED: Mounting Challenges:Read More

N.Y. plans to train Fort Drum military personnel in solar jobs

N.Y. plans to train Fort Drum military personnel in solar jobs

January 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

One number that is always mentioned in the middle of stats concerning the solar boom, but is maybe glossed over, is the amount of U.S. veterans the industry plans to employ, such as through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Ready Vets training program. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcedRead More

Hands-on solar: NEXTracker debuts new installer training program

Hands-on solar: NEXTracker debuts new installer training program

December 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm 1 comment

  Having an innovative system is great, but people need to know how how it works. NEXTracker, a Flex company, is bridging the gap with a new quarterly tracker installation program called PowerworX Academy. Launching in full Q1 2016, PowerworX delivers in-depth, hands-on installation training and techniques that engineering procurement contractorsRead More

AllEarth Renewables debuts solar tracker dealer training program

AllEarth Renewables debuts solar tracker dealer training program

May 21, 2015 at 11:15 am 1 comment

As technology in the industry rapidly improves and advances, installers need to move in lockstep. To that end, AllEarth Renewables is launching a new dealer training program to support its growing network of solar tracker installers across the country. Those interested in participating will travel to AllEarth’s headquarters and manufacturing facility inRead More