Solar PV Installation Skills Certificate

worker wiring solar panels

Program Overview

Learn valuable skills to step toward a career in Solar Photovoltaic Installation - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School International.

Get the training that will help you take advantage of the booming solar installation market. Specifically designed for those already working in the skilled trades, such as electricians, roofers, and carpenters, Penn Foster's Solar Photovoltaic Installation Skills Program will teach you how to install, repair, and maintain solar photovoltaic systems in a matter of months — online and at a pace that's right for you.

There are certain skills that will help you begin your path toward a career in solar thermal installation. The Penn Foster Career School Solar PV and Thermal Installation Program helps you learn them quickly and conveniently.

In this program, you'll learn

  • Photovoltaic components’ purpose and functions.
  • PV installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting.
  • Solar technology, solar building codes, and more.

You’ll learn it all at home — no classroom needed!

Start a rewarding career in a growing field.

If you're already working in the skilled trades, then now is a great time to learn how to install solar PV systems. With the cost of solar panels and shingles having fallen significantly, more households and businesses are taking advantage of these systems, resulting in greater demand for installers. In the coming years, employment of solar PV installers is projected to grow 105 percent!¹

Contact Penn Foster Career School Today.

We’ll send you FREE information — with absolutely no obligation! Find out more about Penn Foster Career School's solar PV installation training that includes

  • All the materials, lessons, and learning aids.
  • Unlimited instructional support.
  • Access to Student Services by website, phone, and mail.

Get more information today and in as little as two months from enrollment, you can be on your way to a career as a solar PV installer!



The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Solar Photovoltaic Installers, on the Internet here. (Visited February 24, 2018)