Online courses do not have any regularly scheduled instructor because these courses have no set schedule and students work at times that are convenient to them. Instead, there are a number of PV professionals, who serve "on call" to answer questions that students post through the "Ask the Expert" button found on all course pages or conveyed through the course's email system. Our PV experts, many of whom teach our regular courses, also monitor and participate in discussion forums where there is often lively Q&A among learners who are at different places in the course.

Current Courses
Solar PV Design and Installation Training
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Online  $595.00 NOW $495.00 WINTER SALE Save $100
Use discount code "solar" for $100 off when checking out Description This online eCourse is a highly interactive and innovative approach to learning based on the curriculum that offered in our popular in-person courses.  Successful completion of this course qualifies students to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (N...
Solar PV Sales Fundamentals
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Online  $159.00
This interactive, self-paced online course provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to enter the fast-growing field of solar sales. Whether you are a general contractor evaluating the addition of solar sales to your business, an experienced sales pro thinking of shifting into solar sales or just starting your career selling solar PV systems, this c...
Solar PV Sales Economics and Financing
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Online   $189.00
Develop greater understanding and expertise in the factors that affect the cost and profitability of a Solar PV System. Explore the deeper details on how to calculate and provide data in regard to system sizing, cost, production, and payback to present a compelling value proposition to a potential solar customer.{more} The course begins with a discussion of...
Advanced Solar PV Marketing and Sales
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Online  $189.00
To establish and grow a successful solar sales business, you need to go beyond the design of a PV installation and master the crafting of a successful sales process, the intricacies of ROI calculations, and navigating the complex world of solar finance. These are the skills that will differentiate you from your competition and provide the competitive edge n...
NABCEP Associate PV Exam
Dates: Ongoing
Location: Castle Worldwide Testing Centers, $150.00
Prerequisite: Completion of the PV200 Solar PV Design and Installation Intensive or the Online Solar PV Design and Installation. Review NABCEP's Photovoltaic Associate Handbook. Fill out the Candidate Eligibility Form, and email to sli@solarliving.org.  Or we can take the information over the phone at 707-472-2456. Complete the exam registration a...


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