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Clean Energy Technician Training

Delivery Method: (Virtual & In-Person)
100% Tuition SubsidyTo be Considered, you Must:1) Be a Molokai Resident2) Be 17 years of age or older3) Have access to reliable ground transportation to attend the in-person sessions 4) Have access to reliable internet and an electronic device to connect to Zoom for virtual sessions

20 Hours – First Aid, CPR, OSHA-10
60 Hours – Introduction to Photovoltaic (PV) & Photovoltaic Installer
40 Hours – Hands on Solar System Build & Installation

Description: Clean Energy Technician is your gateway to a career in the solar industry.  It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems.  Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding; a detailed look at module and inverter specifications and characteristics; mounting methods for various roof structures and ground-mounts; and an introduction to safely and effectively commissioning grid-direct PV systems.  This course focuses on grid-direct PV systems, but covers material critical to understanding all types of PV systems.  This training meets the North American Board of Energy Practitioners’ (NABCEP’s) educational standards for technicians. Successful completion of this course satisfies NABCEP’s formal (classroom) training requirement for Associate level testing.

Applications for the 2024 Clean Energy Technician Training Program have now closed. We are excited to begin training our new group of technicians in the coming months. This marks the fourth training program offered by Hoʻāhu to our community, and we are thrilled about the opportunities and future prospects this will create for Molokai’s clean energy future.