2018 Minnesota Solar Training Academy

Organized/Hosted by: 
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Event Date(s): 
Saturday, January 6, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018


Werner Electric
7450 95th STreet S
Cottage Grove
United States
$1800, with $100 early bird discount. Register by 11/17/17

Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with 46 hours of solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment practices, and design principles and considerations.

Upon academy completion, students qualify to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam, an increasingly sought-after solar credential valued by the industry.

Course Information

The MREA Solar Training Academy includes:
Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101)
PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201)
PV System Design (PV 202)
PV Labs and Design Scenarios (PV 204)
PV Exam Prep (PV 220)
Exam fee for the NABCEP PV Associate
Exam fee for the MREA PV Site Assessment Certificate*
*Additional practice work required outside of class to complete certificate program.
Textbook (Photovoltaic Systems, 3rd Edition, by James Dunlop)


1/6/18 – 1/7/18
2/10/18 – 2/11/18
3/3/18 – 3/4/18
Prerequisites: None

For More Information

Email Address: 

Training Information

Kris Schmid, Legacy Solar, LLC
Course Instructor Credentials: 
NABCEP PV Installer Certification
Training Provider Credentials: 
ISPQ Training Program Accreditation
Registered provider of the NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam
Course Hours Count Toward: 
NABCEP Continuing Education PV Installer Recertification