We encourage you to browse the following list of recommended resources:

 

Solar Energy International (SEI): Online CoursesFeatures a variety of offerings, from PV System Fundamentals (Battery Based) to Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct). Each course description includes NABCEP certification information. While on the SEI site browse list of hands-on trainings as well. 

NABCEP: Certification. Details the benefits of certification, provides information about certification exams, and outlines the different types of certification available (PV Technical Sales, PV Installation Professional, etc.)

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Resources: on this page you may browse a list of major solar projects in the U.S., view solar industry data, read reports on the state of the solar market, and more.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA): Course CalendarMany of these courses may be taken online, and several of them  are recognized for continuing education credits (CECs) by state licensing agencies, skilled and construction trade associations, and renewable energy credentialing organizations like NABCEP and IREC.

PV Watts Calculator: from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), this tool allows homeowners, small building owners, installers and manufacturers to easily develop estimates of the performance of potential PV installations.

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE): Certification Process. From assessing readiness to taking the exam, this page of RISE's web site details the tasks associated with each of the six steps of the certification process.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)A comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency. Choose your state and apply filters such program type or coverage area, and sort results by incentive type, date created, or other variables. 

California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA): Codes & Standards. For California dealers, this page features a smart inverter compliance database (relating to recent changes with CA's rule 21), and a UL 1703 compliance database.

Solar America Board for Codes and Standards Temperature Guide: Access the weather data necessary to install code-compliant PV systems. The ambient design temperatures have been provided by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers).


Do you know of additional resources our solar community would find helpful? If so, please send your ideas to soligentelite@soligent.net - thanks!