Take our free classes, workshops and webinars

We offer free classes, workshops and webinars (online courses) to help you learn more about solar energy. Find out how to choose a renewable energy system for your home, how to maintain an existing solar energy system and more.

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Attend a class or workshop in person

The following list provides brief descriptions of our most popular in-person classes and workshops by topic. Use the links provided to download course-related information.

 

Learn about our solar electric systems classes

The following classes and workshops focus on solar electric systems:

 

  • Solar Power Basics. If you are a residential customer who wants to learn the basics about solar power systems for your home, take this class. The two-hour class and an abridged, 30-minute version are available in video format. Download Solar Power Basics for Residential Customers (PDF, 1.66 MB).
  • Basics of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems for Grid-Tied Applications. Get an introduction to PV systems and an overview of technical, economic and project evaluation of grid-connected PV projects. Download Basics of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems for Grid-Tied Applications (PDF, 9.26 MB).
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Site Analysis and System Sizing. Take this intermediate class if you want to learn about analyzing PV sites and determining the right system size.
  • Understanding Financial Analysis Methods for Photovoltaic (PV) Systems. Learn about solar energy system costs, savings, tax benefits and incentives.
  • Inspecting Photovoltaic (PV) Systems for Code Compliance. Take this advanced class to learn about inspections and permits for PV grid-tied systems. Sectors covered are commercial, industrial, small business, multi-family and residential. Download PV System Permitting and Inspection (PDF, 4.15 MB).

 

Discover classes for solar water heating and energy efficiency

The following classes and workshops focus on solar water heating and energy efficiency:

 

Attend a webinar

The following list provides brief descriptions of our most popular webinars and links to related information.

 

Learn about our solar electric systems webinars

The following webinars focus on solar electric systems:

 

 

Learn about our solar water heating systems webinars

The following webinars focus on solar water heating systems:

 

 

Learn about our webinars for renewables and incentive programs

The following webinars focus on our renewables and incentive programs:

 

Contact us

Contact us

We work continually to identify new, interesting solar classes for you. If you have suggestions for a new solar class topic, contact us via email, or phone our Solar Customer Service Center at 1-877-743-4112.

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