Solar Trainings

Gain the knowledge and real-world skills to make a positive change in your community. Join ASES and partner HeatSpring for regularly-scheduled, professional trainings. HeatSpring works with industry experts to develop and teach top-notch curriculum and forge long-lasting relationships with leaders in the clean energy and sustainability spheres.

Trainings are available to solar and renewable energy engineers, installers, contractors, policy makers, enthusiasts and change-makers.

Find a training in your area of interest, and check out HeatSpring for more courses.

Available Trainings

Solar Executive MBA
Start Date: Rolling Admission 

Cost: $1,995
We are excited to announce this new and improved version of our most popular course ever. The entire course has just been updated in May 2020 with brand new material. Access the tools, knowledge, and network you need to close solar deals, increase your bottom line, and grow your solar business. The Solar Executive MBA is technical, rigorous, and challenging. It’s the most intense six-week course you’ll ever find but also the most valuable. We developed it for leaders who are responsible for the financial details that drive solar projects. Access financial modeling tools and legal documents worth $25k.

40-Hour Advanced Solar PV Installer Training
Start Date: Rolling Admission – Enroll & Start Instantly!

Cost: $995
Dive deep into advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis.

Megawatt Design
Start Date: Rolling Admission 

Cost: $1,395
Learn large-scale solar design and how to get your projects permitted and installed faster and with a better return on investment. This training covers many types of large solar PV systems, in the range of 500 kW to 5 MW, with an emphasis on commercial rooftop systems.

Advanced Solar + Storage
Start Date: Rolling Admission 

Cost: $995
Gain a comprehensive technical understanding of residential, commercial and utility-scale solar-plus-storage systems, as well as expert insight on policy, financial models, and emerging markets and opportunities.

Microgrid Design & Implementation
Start Date: Rolling Admission – Enroll & Start Instantly!

Cost: $1,995
Microgrids are the future of energy production and distribution, but very few people understand how to create a successful microgrid. In this course, microgrid expert Dr. Andrew Skumanich provides a practical foundation for understanding microgrids and how to build them.

Financial Modeling for Solar PV Projects
Start Date: Rolling Admission 

Cost: $995
This is a unique and intensive hands-on course on modeling distributed generation solar PV projects. Although the course comes with sample models of an unstructured income statement, a partnership flip, and a sale-leaseback, the focus is on teaching the tools, techniques, and formulas necessary for efficient and reliable modeling. The four sessions culminate with students setting a PPA rate with escalator and valuing a real project of their own choosing using the models they built, tested, and proofed during the course.

NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Practice Exam
Start Date: Rolling Admission – Enroll & Start Instantly!

Cost: FREE
The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam, often referred to as the NABCEP Installer Certification or PVIP Certification, is notoriously difficult, and most people who take it do not pass. This practice questions is a great first step in preparing to pass the exam.

Solar Hot Water Sizing and Performance Modeling, Using (SAM) System Advisor Model by NREL
Start Date: Enroll & Start Instantly (Online Training)
Cost: FREE
Learn how to use SAM (System Advisor Model), a free software for modeling solar water heating systems by NREL. Input hot water usage, location, and collector models to evaluate your solar hot water system design. Learn to make comparisons between collector models and tank sizes for improved system efficiency and generate detailed reports.

Solar Power Optimizer: Solar Hot Water Performance Calculator, Report and Dashboard
Start Date: Enroll & Start Instantly
Cost: $29
This training teaches you how to use the Solar Power Optimizer to model solar
water heating performance and create energy reports on solar production and storage tank temperatures. This tool streamlines the process of using NREL’s System Advisor Model, and the training gets you pro results in building solar hot water presentations fast.

Solar Thermal Essentials: Sizing & Modeling Solar Hot Water
Start Date: July 7, Oct 5
Cost: $197
Master solar hot water system performance using NREL’s System Advisor Model and the Solar Power Optimizer. Conduct a comprehensive site assessment and learn solar engineering principles to design top-performing systems. Optimize the solar investment with a risk management checklist and achieve consistent, repeatable success. 4 week course.

Four Issues You Should Never Overlook Designing Solar Hot Water Systems: A Guide to Solar Thermal System Design
Start Date: Revolving Enrollment
Cost: FREE
Elevate your understanding of solar thermal to new levels with this comprehensive masterclass webinar. Explore key factors in designing solar hot water systems and discover effective tools to manage risks associated with system selection, collectors, sizing, and the solar investment. Learn new solar thermal design skills like never before.

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