Cotati, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2011
Sun Pirate, Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. With 30 years of solar installation experience it is no wonder they offer online solar training. Sun Pirate has offered online solar training since 2005 and has trained well over 400 students to date. In celebration of their 30 year anniversary they are offering discounted course rates for their core solar training courses.
The courses -- Fundamentals of Solar Water Heating and Photovoltaic System Design & Installation -- will concentrate on the basics of installing code-compliant solar energy systems. Course material will cover practical design criteria, installation guidelines, safety issues, maintenance and legal considerations of solar hot water heating systems and/or photovoltaic power systems.
Roger Coghlan, president of Sun Pirate, developed the course material and is instructor for both online courses. He has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and Planning, with a certificate in Energy Management and Design from Sonoma State University. He also holds a California Vocational Education Teaching Credential.
"Our primary goal with the renewable energy courses we offer," said Coghlan, "is to help provide our industry and communities a knowledgeable and skilled professional workforce."
The courses are designed for all levels of professionals. They are ideal for veterans preparing to take the North American Board of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification exam. The courses will aid current practitioners who simply want to brush up on their skills and knowledge. They also are tailored for those who plan to be employed in the field and want to gain the initial fundamentals for an entry-level job.
Sun Pirate Online Training courses are developed in accordance with Interstate Renewable Energy Council/IPSQ Standard 01021. Sun Pirate is an accredited continuing education provider through Interstate Renewable Energy Counsel (IREC). Sun Pirate's courses count for part of the NABCEP requirements to sit for the Photovoltaic Exam and count for continuing education credits to maintain professional certifications.
The 10-lesson Fundamentals of Solar Hot Water Heating course costs cost $400; the 15-lesson Photovoltaic System Design & Installation course costs $500. Both courses are IREC Accredited and NABCEP Approved.The hot water course counts for 40 contact hours for training hours required to sit for the NABCEP exam, and the Photovoltaic course counts for 60 hours.
Sun Pirate also offers a combo of courses that qualify students to sit for the NABCEP Photovoltaic Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam. By completing both the Photovoltaic System Design & Installation course along with their Electric & Safety Basics for Solar Installers course students qualify to sit for the exam at a PearsonVue testing center nearest them. For more information on the courses and requirements visit their solar training page.
For more information, visit http://www.sunpirate.com
About Sun Pirate
Sun Pirate is primarily a solar contractor (Calif. State License #404732: Hot Water C-4, HVAC C-20 and Solar C-46) specializing in solar pool heating, solar water heating and solar electric power systems. Sun Pirate has installed, serviced and upgraded solar energy systems since 1981.
Sun Pirate, Inc.
PO BOX 187
Cotati, Ca 94931