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Solar School – American Solar Energy - The Education of the Future

12th September 2009
By rose.eric1 in Employment Law
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Solar school classes are being offered in the growing solar technology field. As the increase for alternative fuel sources is being pushed through government programs, solar school curriculum prepare students to become certified in different areas of the field. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the certification body, which offers exams in becoming Photovoltaic System Installer or Entry Level Knowledge certified.

Solar school offers Associate of Applied Science Renewable Energy Specialization programs along with Solar Thermal Power and Solar Photovoltaic courses. Some solar school classes may reside within other areas of universities, colleges and trade schools. Undergraduate courses are offered in solar energy systems and design, while some solar energy programs may reside in Mechanical engineering courses. Whatever the area of solar technology, with it is anticipated that there will not be enough trained and certified personnel to fill job opportunities.

While the economy has taken many job markets and wrecked havoc, the solar technology and emerging "green" collar jobs and alternative energy training is growing faster than the economy. It is expected that between 16 and 37 million workers will be in the alternative fuel jobs within the next two decades. This is part of the government's programs in public schools where solar energy is already being taught to school age children. Unfortunately, the adult population is fairly unknowledgeable of this growing field.

Solar school funding includes scholarships, some of them 100%, yet this money has not been fully tapped and solar school classes are not completely full. Solar technology is expected to have 5 million jobs by 2012, but many of them will go unfilled unless more students change their focus to this growing occupational field. Whether it is architect, engineering, installing or system research and design, there is expected to be an insufficient number of alternative energy training programs as well as trained and certified personnel.

Existing building and construction companies have started to send personnel to solar school in an effort to stay ahead of the game and gain the "green" building initiatives that are being undertaken across the United States and overseas. The governments do not want to wait for the next oil crisis to start initiatives in finding alternatives for energy.

Those that direct their efforts towards american solar energy and getting the education, knowledge, certifications and hands-on experience in the beginning efforts will be the most rewarded later on. By getting in solar school and staying with the ever-developing technology, job applicants will be highly sought after and highly indispensable. "Green" collar jobs are expected to replace many of the lost "blue" collar jobs, and government budgeting is very aggressive towards this reality.

There are many sources to find more information regarding alternative energy training, solar school classes, and many communities are offering smaller workshops to offer natural building tips using renewable and sustainable energy sources. Existing construction is finding more clients demanding solar systems as tax credits, utility rebates and energy cost savings make them too good to pass up. Those that are trained and certified in designing, engineering, installing and wiring them will have the upper advantage on these types of jobs. Whether you are an existing electrician, engineer or installer, it is to your advantage to go to solar school to get the knowledge and certifications that are available.
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