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Possible CTE Program: Yes Possible POS: Yes. In NJ: cert Achv, Cert in Sustainable Energy Technology, Solar Energy Technology Possible Industry Credential: Yes. Professional Organization: Yes. Growth: Yes Wages: Yes
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Careers in Solar Power

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Comprehensive review and insights into careers in solar energy from the USDOL-Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Includes technicians to scientists.

 

by James Hamilton Bureau of Labor Statistics

James Hamilton is an economist in the Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, BLS. James is available at (202) 691-7877 or hamilton.james@bls.gov.

 

Growth of Solar Power in the United StatesSolar Power GenerationMethods of Solar Power GenerationOccupations in Solar PowerScientific ResearchSolar Power EngineeringManufacturing for Solar PowerSolar Power Plant DevelopmentSolar Power Plant ConstructionSolar Power Plant OperationsSolar Photovoltaic InstallersOther Occupations in Solar Panel Installation and MaintenanceSupport Occupations

 

Solar Technicians

Certification, while not necessary, can improve the job prospects of installers, and many larger projects require workers to be certified.

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NABCEPNABCEP offers national, credentialing and certifications for renewable energy professionals

NABCEPNABCEP offers national, credentialing and certifications for renewable energy professionals | Solar Technician | Scoop.it
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
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RECOMMEND: YES

 

CTE PROGRAMS: YES

POSTSECONDARY LINKAGE: YES

CURRICULUM/COMPETENCIES: YES

END-OF-PROGRAM ASSESSMENT: YES

 

CREDENTIALS

Credentialing organization for renewable energy technicians: PV, HVAC, Solar Energy, and Small Wind Technicians. Some postsecondary training/work experience required to sit for exams. Option for postsecondary linkage options.

 

CTE PROGRAMS

NECEP offers learning objectives for the four renewable energy technician program areas. Secondary and postsecondary CTE providers may be approved to offer the Entry-Level Exams, below.

 

ENTRY-LEVEL EXAMS

Entry-level exam tests an individual's knowledge of the fundamentals of various renewable energy technologies. May be appropriate for secondary CTE end-of-program assessments and industry credential. Not a substitute for any of the tecnician certifications.

 

 

 

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NJ Clean Energy Program

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New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) promotes increased energy efficiency and the use of clean, renewable sources of energy including solar, wind, geothermal, and sustainable biomass. The results for New Jersey are a stronger economy, less pollution, lower costs, and reduced demand for electricity. NJCEP offers financial incentives, programs, and services for residential, commercial, and municipal customers.

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Green Job Training Resources

Green Job Training Partnership Program

New Jersey Clean Energy Resource Network

 

Renewable Energy Training


The Market Manager will periodically conduct webinars for solar installers on administrative or technical issues related to the SREC Registration Program. Notice of these webinars will be posted on the NJCEP website and sent via email to the installers' distribution list. Recordings of past webinars can be found under the "Important Links" heading on the Renewable Energy landing page.

 

New Jersey Clean Energy Program Training Courses

 

The courses listed in the calendar below are offered or directly sponsored by New Jersey's Clean Energy Program. Please check with your local community colleges and state universities as they may offer additional opportunities.

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Smart Technology and Building Energy Use

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Every system in buildings is being made intelligent. HVAC, lighting, plug loads, appliances, you name it. Right now many of these systems are being made intelligent separately from each other.

Via ecoInsight
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Interesting article about future trends in energy efficient buildings.

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Many firms are now connecting everything.  That is the key, connect, generate data, monitor, respond and act.

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O*NET ONLINE - Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

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Summary Report for: 47-4099.02 - Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

Install or repair solar energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water for residential, commercial or industrial use.

 

Growth Occupation

Green

Medium Income: $35,000

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NJIT: Adult Learner: Solar Panel Installer Training Course

This course is based on a model developed by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic (PV) Entry Level Solar Panel Installation Course and will give students the book knowledge and hands on experience needed to pass the (NABCEP) "Entry-level Solar Photovoltaic Certificate of Knowledge" exam.

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POSTSECONDARY LINKAGE:

 

Students who successfully complete the course will receive an Entry Level Solar Panel Installer Certificate and 5.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from NJIT.

 

Possible postsecondary linkage program with NJIT for solar power CTE programs.

 

 

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NJ Clean Energy Resource Network (NJ CERN) - Renewable Energy Business Attraction Collaborative

- Green Job Training Partnership Program:  NJ Center for Energy and Environmental Training (CEET) (postsecondary, entry-level, distressed neighborhoods)

 

- Weatherization Workforce Initiative (postsecondary, entry-level, distressed neighborhoods)

 

- Rutgers Energy Institute (Graduate and Postgraduate)

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Training opportunities limited to postsecondary only.

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State of New Jersey Energy Master Plan

Energy Master Plan,Energy is essential to the quality of life of every New Jersey resident.
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Under the Renewable Portfolio Standards established for New Jersey, 20 percent of the State's electricity demand must be produced from Class One renewable sources by 2020.

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