Archive for January, 2011

Arizona Needs Certified Solar Professionals Today

January 24, 2011

Arizona has more than just perfect weather and inspiring sunsets, it also boasts three hundred days of sunshine a year making solar technology ideally suited to Arizona’s climate. Arizona is rapidly becoming the hub for Solar Technology with the world’s largest Solar Plant, Solana, under construction in Gila Bend and ready to power more than 70,000 homes in 2011. Spanish for “sunny place,” Solana will not emit greenhouse gases and will provide APS with more solar electricity per customer than any utility in the U.S.!
Salt River Project, another one of Arizona’s foremost power provider, will be examining its green energy portfolio and soliciting public input on potential changes. SRP is the state’s second largest utility and has set goals of having 15 percent of its power provided by sustainable sources by 2025.
With all these new solar projects and conversions Arizona doesn’t have enough skilled professionals to accommodate the demand for solar skilled installers and designers today.
Displaced workers and employed professionals can get NABCEP certified right here in Arizona. eRenewable Resource Institute, the only free-standing solar school in the state of Arizona, provides ISPQ Accredited* Hands-On Solar Installation Training that prepares you to get your certification.

The NABCEP PV installer certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV installers with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.

Make it your goal for the New Year to get certified and into the ‘Green’ with a job in renewable energy.

Classes are limited so visit the website,, for a complete list of available classes and dates.

*ISPQ accreditation, issued by The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, is not a recognized accrediting body by the US Department of Education

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