Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 09, 2011
Nationally recognized solar training company, ONTILITY will offer its five day Solar Electric Training course October 3-7, at Graybar in San Antonio, Texas.
The solar energy market in San Antonio continues to grow rapidly and the demand for well-trained installers is high. San Antonio is one of 25 cities in the nation to be designated by the U. S. Department of Energy as a Solar America City. The City of San Antonio is actively working to reduce barriers to commercial solar energy technologies by supporting the development of solar-friendly city policies and is promoting solar technology among residents and local businesses through outreach campaigns and rebate programs.
San Antonio’s public utility, CPS Energy, is also doing its part to encourage residential and small commercial solar installations by offering a generous incentive for small solar installations. In the past year, the number of solar photovoltaic installations in San Antonio has quadrupled, making the market ripe for solar installers.
ONTILITY presents this Professional Solar Training course to prepare workers and business owners to enter the Solar Energy workforce. Attending this award-winning IREC Accredited Solar Electric Training Class is the first step to becoming a member of the Solar Energy Industry. This course is based on the NABCEP Entry Level Learning Objectives and will start you on a path that will lead to a future in the exciting and fast growing solar industry.
The five day Solar Electric Training class is suitable for anyone interested in solar energy—entrepreneurs, electricians, electrical, mechanical and general contractors and all others in the building trades who are interested in business opportunities in the Solar Energy Industry. Attendees will be taught valuable industry knowledge needed to join the Solar Industry as a: Solar Business Owner, Solar PV Installer, Solar PV Project Manager, Solar Salesperson or Solar PV System Designer
At a time when the U.S. economy is growing at an annual rate of around 2% overall and job creation continues to lag, the Solar Industry grew by more than 67% in 2010 and is expected to create 24,000 new jobs in 2011. A 2010 survey showed that more than 80% of property owners are interested in and plan to install solar energy systems on their property within the next five years.
The rapid growth of the solar market demands a well-trained workforce and is a key element in the growth and long-term success of solar markets. According to ONTILITY Director of Education, Ken Whiteside, “A well-trained workforce insures that solar installations will be done safely and that those systems will perform the way they are supposed to.” Mr. Whiteside continued, “A comprehensive solar electric training course which includes system design and installation topics is a great way for anyone to get started in solar.” The upcoming 40 hour ONTILITY class consists of five days of training, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Those who complete the course are eligible to sit for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam. The 40 credits earned by completing the class also satisfy the education requirement for NABCEP PV Installer certification.
ONTILITY is committed to Connecting the Last Mile of the Solar Industry. Learn Solar design & installation through our professional solar training. Buy Solar from our stocking warehouse of superior solar products at competitive prices. Enjoy Solar Business Success with our full range of partner support services including engineering and design consulting, proposal support, sales and marketing programs, technology solutions, due diligence and financial support, lease programs, custom training and project consulting. Team with us on residential, commercial and large scale Solar Solutions. ONTILITY brings you best-in-class solar business and project training, products, support, services and solutions.
Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of nearly 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit http://www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.