Solar PV and Thermal Installation Skills Certificate

worker installing solar panels

Program Overview

Learn valuable skills to step toward a career in Solar PV and Thermal 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, Penn Foster's Solar PV and Thermal Installation Skills Program will teach you how to install and maintain solar PV and thermal systems on residential and small commercial buildings in a matter of months — online and at a pace that's right for you.

There are certain skills you need to begin 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 and solar heating components’ purpose and functions.
  • PV and thermal 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.

For anyone working in the skilled trades, now is a great time to add solar energy training to your skillset. With the cost of solar panels and shingles having fallen considerably, more households and businesses are taking advantage of these systems, resulting in greater demand for solar PV and thermal installers.¹ In fact, according to the 2017 national solar census, the solar workforce has grown 168% since 2010.² By learning how to install solar PV and thermal systems from Penn Foster, you’ll have taken the first step toward filling this demand in as little as three months.

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 and thermal 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 three months, you can be on your way to a career as a solar thermal 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)