Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Technician

Solar Photovoltaic Technician - photographSolar Photovoltaic (PV) Technology is the fastest growing segment of the Alternative Energy industry. The State of California’s Employment Development Department’s Labor Market Information describes the PV sector as consisting predominately of panels positioned on top of roofs. However, technology has been improving the look of photovoltaic solar cells by building them into shingles and other building-integrated products. Solar PV panels may also be mounted onto ground structures, which is typical of large utility-scale systems. In either case, PV systems provide energy directly to the grid or to the surrounding site.

According to a California Center of Excellence study conducted in 2011 of 485 statewide employers, over 52% were firms specializing in installation; the remaining percentage were divided between Wholesalers (33%) and Manufacturing (15%).

The Victor Valley College Solar PV Technician training course will equip students with all of the knowledge necessary in order to succeed in the field of renewable solar photovoltaic. The not-for-credit curriculum was designed in partnership with DS Energy Solutions, a leading High Desert provider in solar energy; and will take students with no previous solar experience through a challenging blend of theoretical and practical installation knowledge.

During this course, students will learn about:

  • Basic Construction Technologies
  • Technical Schematics and Diagrams
  • Solar and Electrical Theories of Operation
  • Planning & Design
  • Installation & Wiring
  • Hands-on Lab featuring four installation types
  • Career opportunities in the Solar industry

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 760-245-4271 ext. 2741 or 2628. If you are ready to register, please click on the button below to get started!