Career Training Programs

The following organizations offer training in renewable energy:

Academy for Clean Energy

The Academy for Clean Energy teaches you how to design, install and maintain a solar PV system. The School teaches both residential and commercial installations in a hands on and interactive atmosphere.  Learn from our industry leading instructors.

ACE's solar courses teach you how to:

✔ evaluate sites for solar installations

✔ design and safely install systems

✔ develop financial models for your business and for customer quotes

✔ source components from suppliers

✔ understand the science, technology and latest industry trends

✔ prepare a comprehensive sales strategy 

Other solar schools only provide technical training. ACE also gives you critical information to run your successful solar business—from legal contracts, to financial models, to supplier contacts.

Contact:

Stuart Murray, Executive Director
Tel: 519-870-0467
Email: smurray@academyforcleanenergy.ca
www.AcademyForCleanEnergy.ca

Academy for Clean Energy Inc.
537 Piccadilly Street
London, ON N5Y 3G7


British Columbia Institute of Technology

BCIT offers courses in photovoltaic system design.

For more information:

Tel: (604) 434-1610 or toll-free at 1-866-434-1610

For course information, please click here.
To register, please click here.  


Cambrian College

ENERGY SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY (ESTY)

The Energy Systems Technology program prepares students for employment in the sustainable energy field, with a focus on energy systems for residential and small commercial buildings. Students will study energy systems harnessing energy from renewable sources - sun, wind, water, geothermal heat, and biomass - in order to have a sustainable environment that will meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Topics on energy management, energy efficiency and energy conservation and sustainable building and development are also covered in the program.

For more information visit the Cambrian College website.

Contact Information:

Kameal Mina, PhD
Professor, Energy Systems,
Computer Studies and Engineering Technology
1400 Barrydowne Road Sudbury, ON P3A 3V8
Tel: 705.566.8101 ext. 7578
kameal.mina@cambriancollege.ca


Canadian Solar Institute (CSI)

The Canadian Solar Institute is committed to helping establish a nationally accepted training standard for workers in the Canadian solar sector. These standards include an academic accreditation system that monitors, assesses and evaluates the quality of education delivery and a national certification system for solar PV installers.

CSI coffers a 5-Day Solar PV Design and Installation Workshop. Unlike most other solar PV programs that have simply added Ontario content to a U.S. based curriculum, CSI curriculums have been developed to specifically address Canadian markets.

5-Day Solar PV Design & Installation Workshop

  • Photovoltaics - What are they and how do they work?
  • The Solar Resource - Understanding, measuring and using data
  • Site Analysis
  • Grid-tie Inverters
  • String Sizing
  • Mechanical Attachment Options
  • Balance of System Components
  • Wire and Over-current Protection Sizing
  • Grounding
  • Batteries
  • Charge Controllers
  • Off-Grid Inverters
  • Tools
  • Commissioning
  • Jobsite Safety and Code Compliance
  • Load Analysis and System Design

For more information on our workshops visit www.solarinstitute.ca

Contact Information:

Canadian Solar Institute
36 McIntyre Road
Nairn centre, ON
P0M 2L0

Tel: 1-866-804-4625
Email: info@solarinstitute.ca


Centennial College

Through the Centennial Energy Institute, Centennial’s School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science provides critical job skills for the new energy economy, and provides clarity to those seeking to implement modern energy technology through activities in training, applied research, consulting and technology demonstration.

The Energy Institute offers 2 and 3-year diploma programs in Energy Systems Engineering Technology as well as a number of applied technology workshops such as Hands-on Solar Workshop. Programs are offered at all levels from general interest to advanced for degree and Certificate of Qualification holders.

Contact: Robert Hellier, B.I.D., LEAD Fellow
Manager, Centennial Energy Institute
School of Engineering Technology & Applied Science (SETAS)
Centennial College, Progress Campus, Room D3-18
Mailing: P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M1K 5E9
T (416) 289-5000 x2159
cei@centennialcollege.ca
www.energyinstitute.ca


Clean Energy Institute of GPEKS

The Clean Energy Institute of GPEKS delivers 9 renewable energy project feasibility analysis certificate courses via an e-learning format. Participants will acquire the essential skills and knowledge to conduct a feasibility study that will enable real-world clients to decide whether or not to proceed with a potential clean energy project. Participants will learn:

  • To analyze the opportunity/risk factors of clean energy projects, including technical, technological, environmental, financial, organizational and regulatory;
  • To devise a conceptual system design that meets project requirements based on the various clean energy technologies covered;
  • To adeptly use RETScreen to perform technical and economical analysis;
  • To produce project feasibility reports based on a case study and two full-scale studies of real-world potential projects.

The course is facilitated by subject matter experts and practitioners. Successful participants will receive a Certificate of Proficiency and go on to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy solutions.

For more information contact:

Slavica Bogdanov, Customer Service
Tel: (613) 686-4474 ext 13
Email: registrar@cleanenergyeducation.net
Skype: slavica-bogdanov

For the course calendar, please click here

For program and individual course information, please click here


College Of Renewable Energy (CORE)

Special P.V. Design & Installation Course

A combination of knowledge and skills are required to design and install PV systems. This 5 day, 40 hour hands-on design & installation Course is based on NABCEP learning objectives and prepares participants to challenge the entry level exam. This Course covers system components, site analysis, PV modules, mounting systems, and safety as well as details on the fundamental requirements for implementing safe, efficient, and code-compliant PV systems. Participants will also learn the basics of sizing an off-grid, stand-alone and grid-tied system, wire sizing, over current protection, and grounding. Maintenance and service procedures including customer relationships, will round out this Course content.

  • Participants should have some basic knowledge and experience in electricity, controls, equipment, etc.
  • Course provided week-ends/week-days at CORE school location or anywhere in Canada, depending on demand.
  • Course Fee:  $1,998.00

6 Month, 520 hour Solar PV/Thermal, full-time Courses

  • Course given at the College school (which is registered as a private college under the Ontario Private Career Colleges Act, 2005) primarily for persons looking and qualifying for Second Career under the Employment Ontario Program.

Course Fee:  $9,875.00 – Ref. web site for details.

The College Of Renewable Energy (CORE) is registered by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) to provide and administer the Entry Level P.V. exam.

For More Information:

Phil Coulter, P. Eng.
3377 Lockhart Road,
Newcastle, Ontario, L1B 1L9
Phone: (905) 987-5475    Fax: (905) 434-1723  
E-mail: cancore@live.com
www.collegeofrenewableenergy.com


Conestoga College

Conestoga has moved to fill the solar knowledge gap with a Three year diploma - Energy Systems Technologist program, along with a number of Continuing Education and online courses under the title of Renewable Energy and Green Solutions. There are courses that cover the kind of basic information homeowners might want if they’re considering using solar panels on their roofs to qualify for the Ontario government’s Micro-FIT program as well as courses that feature advanced information suitable for electricians or engineers looking to generate income from solar work.

Continuing Education and Part time Courses

Renewable Energy and Green Solutions

Course #

Courses


ENVR1000

Green Workplace



GINT0573

Understanding Renewable Energy Systems and Designs Concepts



OLRN1017

Introduction to Sustainable Development


TECH0140

Building Green with LEED: Core Concepts and Strategies


TECH1040

Developing Green Buildings


TECH1050

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Design and Installation


TECH1060

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Fundamentals

 


TECH1100

Renewable Energy Concepts - The Basics


TECH1110

Renewable Energy Systems - Advanced Design and Installation



For information on these courses follow this link to Renewable Energy and Green Solutions: www.conestogac.on.ca/ce/catlg/courselist.jsp?CatalogCode=C10_0069.

Fulltime programs

Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Cooperative Education)

Program: 0029C   

The innovative three-year Energy Systems Technology program has been designed to prepare the student with both theoretical and practical experience, enabling them to work in a wide variety of alternative energy fields which require an individual with knowledge of energy production, management and its application to industry.
Areas of study include power systems, alternative energy sources such as wind, geothermal and solar, industrial solid state controls, instrumentation, programmable logic controllers and motor-generator controls. Throughout the program, the student will gain experience in safety practices, safety standards and equipment, technical writing and cad.
The Energy Systems Technology program prepares the student for this fast-growing field to work with wind turbines, photovoltaic systems, geothermal, micro-hydro, bio-fuels and various other alternative energy systems. Throughout the program, the student will also gain experience in safety practices, safety standards and equipment, technical writing and cad.
Graduating students perform technological functions in various aspects of the energy field, primarily in support of research, development and design, at a recognized technologist level.

For more information:

http://www.conestogac.on.ca/fulltime/program.jsp?SchoolID=2&ProgramCode=0029C&v=1101&p=o

Renewable Energy Techniques

Program: 1044   

This program is designed to give students the skills and knowledge needed to effectively create, install and maintain functional renewable energy systems. Students are introduced to the different sectors of the renewable energy field. Both theoretical and practical applications in solar power, wind, solar thermal technologies and other forms of alternative energies will be explored.

http://www.conestogac.on.ca/fulltime/program.jsp?SchoolID=5&ProgramCode=1044&v=1101&p=o


Humber College

Program Description

Humber’s Sustainable Energy & Building Technology (SEBT) program prepares Canadians for exciting careers in the rapidly growing green building sector. The three-year full-time program, offered at Humber’s North Campus, allows students to acquire energy expertise in wind, solar and earth energy generation, low carbon, energy efficient building design, heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting systems. Business courses and a paid summer co-op also prepare students for seamless entry into the workplace, or as self-starters. This multi-disciplinary program has been developed in response to demand for such professionals by the energy and building sectors

SEBT grads will be engaged in building projects that intend to significantly reduce their carbon footprints, energy, water and other resource requirements, as well as low carbon energy development projects. Locations for such work range from densely urban to rural to remote. Examples include off-grid homes and cottages, “green” real-estate development initiatives, energy efficient industrial, commercial and institutional facilities, residential and commercial retrofits, municipal energy management, community power and other Renewable Energy projects.

Why Sustainable Energy & Building Technology at Humber?


Sustainable development is at the core of this program. Be an integral part of the shift towards a low carbon future.

Provides “Hybrid” training demanded by industry and not offered through standard engineering, architectural or building trades programs

Powerful combination of analytical, creative and practical skills, applied to sustainable energy and building technologies.

Business and entrepreneurial skill development, plus a summer co-op, prepares grads for entry into a rapidly developing industry.

For more information contact:

Kerry Johnston, OLS, OLIP, M.A. (Ed.)
Humber College
205 Humber College Blvd.
Toronto ON M9W 5L7
T 416 675 6622 ext. 4536
Email: kerry.johnston@humber.ca
Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) program code is 31551


The Living City Campus at Kortright

Sustainable Technologies Training

The Living City Campus @ Kortright is home to Canada’s largest demonstrations of renewable energy technology and green buildings. These demonstrations provide the backdrop some of the most diverse sustainable technology training programs and research in the country. The Campus instructors have over 75 years combined experience in designing, installing and researching a variety of sustainable technologies.

The Campus offers, ½ day, one day, 5 day photovoltaic, solar thermal,  and wind,  courses for individuals, organizations and company’s looking for introductory or advanced training.  

Based on Canadian experience, best practices, and research students learn the latest information in sustainable technology. The Campus provides customized student, company and train the trainer workshops. The courses includes; theory, hands-on laboratory, and installation components that prepare students for the new green economy.

For more information on our workshops visit www.thelivingcitycampus.com | 9550 Pine Valley Drive | Woodbridge, Ontario | 416-661-6600 ext. 5241, TheCampus@trca.on.ca


Lakeland College

Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta is offering an online certificate program in Renewable Energy and Conservation.  Courses focus on Solar Power, Wind Power, GeoEnergy Exchange, Biofuels, and Waste Reduction, Reuse & Recycling.  Courses are eight weeks long, running two courses at a time.  For full program details, visit  www.lakelandcollege.ca .


Lambton College

The Alternative Energy Engineering Technology Program at Lambton College is a three year program with a co-op component that provides students with a combination of theory and application skills in current and emerging energy technologies. This is a very comprehensive, informative and unique program giving students the tools they need to become competent Engineering Technologists (ETs) with appropriate background in a number of energy-related areas spanning from electrical, mechanical, and thermal to chemical fields. With the price of energy constantly increasing and concern for the environment coupled with diminishing resources and growing energy demands, the interest in developing alternative energy sources and technologies has dramatically risen in the past few decades. Accordingly, the demand for competent ETs has been on the rise and Lambton College is training the next generation of Energy Engineering Technologists in emerging energy sectors.  Those enrolled in the program can expect to take courses relating to wind energy, biomass and biofuel technologies, photovoltaics, electrical circuits, heat transfer, thermodynamics, fuel cells, sustainable development and more.  Graduates of the Alternative Energy Engineering Technology Program will deal with the integration of current energy sources along with newly developed and developing green energy sources and technologies. These specialists will be given the technical and applied knowledge in renewable energy concepts and practices combined with energy efficient design principles and may find employment in the energy services field in:  power generation, transmission and distribution, buying and selling of energy, energy assessment, resource management, regulatory affairs, wind and solar energy system maintenance and analysis, project engineering and implementation, alternative energy system operation and maintenance, and sales and marketing.  For more information, please visit our website

Contact Information:

Shahram Karimi
Coordinator & Professor, Alternative Energy Engineering Technology School of Technology and Applied Sciences
1457 London Road, Sarnia, ON, N7S-6K4
Tel: (519)542-7751 ext. 3230
c0538043@lambton.on.ca


NBCC Moncton

Electrical Engineering Technology Program – Alternate Energy Systems Option
NBCC Moncton offers a two year Electrical Engineering Technology Program with an Alternate Energy Systems Option in the second year.  The first year of training covers the fundamentals of electrical engineering technology and is common for all students in the program.  In the second year, students specialize in courses related to the production, distribution and installation of electrical energy with emphasis on sources of sustainable energy such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass.

For more information:

Mr. Crawford Brewer, P. Eng, Senior Electrical Engineering Technology Instructor
Ms. Holly McKnight, Information Technology Department Head
Tel: (506) 856-2220

For program information, please click here.


Northern Lights College

Clean Energy

This Program is offered at the following campus locations: Dawson Creek

Description:
This nine-month certificate program offers theory and hands-on training in clean energy technologies. After completing introductory courses on energy principles and electrical safety, students gain a basic understanding of energy efficient building site and design, and of solar thermal, solar electric, small wind, geothermal, run-of-river, and biomass systems. Students will also be introduced to LEED, RETScreen, and Microsoft Project planning tools.

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Renewable Energy Technology Center

The Renewable Energy Technology Center in Windsor, ON serves several functions containing both operational solar photovoltaic and solar thermal demonstration project installations and a training center focused on  renewable energies.

The RET-Center offers courses in General Awareness of Renewable Technologies, Solar Photovoltaic Installation Basics, Solar Thermal Installation Basics and Navigating the Micro-FIT Process. The RET-Center also acts as an administrative and sales center for several solar technology companies including scn energy America, Green Sun Rising and Mounts4Solar.
 
For more information contact:

Robin Easterbrook
Executive Director
Renewable Energy Technology Center
1680 Kildare Road
Windsor, ON  N8W 2W4
 
Telephone: 519-946-0408
E-mail: reasterbrook@RET-Center.com
Website: www.RET-Center.com


Seneca College

Photovoltaic Systems Program (PVS) Recognition of Achievement

This program is built upon the following outcomes:

  • To increase access to training in photovoltaic energy systems technology
  • To meet the needs of the photovoltaic industry, as expressed in consultation with industry associations.
  • To take a leadership role in photovoltaic energy systems in Ontario and Canada.

In 2004, the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) produced a report on the Canadian renewable energy industry that identified the need for:

  • Renewable energy education to be incorporated into existing trade and technical disciplines;
  • Educational upgrading opportunities in renewable energy

(ACCC, Challenges and Opportunities Facing Renewable Energy industries: Public Education and Training, February 2004)

A study by the Electricity Sector Council determined solar companies anticipate a significant growth of 101% in the number of full-time equivalents to be employed by the end of 2011, despite the economic uncertainties.

  • 41% of companies were experiencing labour shortages, specifically in installation (75%),
  • By 2011, 51% of companies expect to face shortages, as follows:
    • 78% installation
    • 51% System Design & Integration
    • 40% Project Management
    • 40% Engineering.

Of the companies currently experiencing a labour shortage, 51% stated that the shortage is critical to the growth of their companies over the next 3 years. (Electricity Sector Council –Building Bright Futures -2009 Labour Force Survey of the Solar Industry)

Recognition of Achievement

The successful completion of all required subjects will lead to a Recognition of Achievement. Upon successful completion of all subjects please complete a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form, available on-line at www.senecacollege.ca/ce/ROA_form.pdf and return to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training office. There is no cost for this and your ROA will be mailed to you.

(3 Subjects)


Outlines

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PV Residential & Small Commercial Grid Connection

PVS201

Winter'11

Summer'11

Fall'11

PV Off-Grid/PV Battery System Design & Install.

PVS202

Winter'11

Summer'11

Fall'11

PV Farm System & Large Scale Design & Installation

PVS203

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-

Contact:
Vince Bennici
Coordinator
Faculty of Continuing Education and Training
Seneca College
1750 Finch Ave East
Toronto, Ontario
M2J 2X5
( 416)-491-5050 X22499
vince.bennici@senecacollege.ca

 

Photovoltaic (Solar) Clerk (PVA) Recognition of Achievement

This program provides graduates a basic understanding of photovoltaic (PV) systems in both commercial and residential settings in order to provide administrative support related to a PV plan and installation. Graduates find employment with contractors, consultants, engineers and electricians.

This program is unique. It gives students the background knowledge needed to provide office and administrative assistance to a company specializing in PV installations. Currently no training programs exist for persons providing administrative support. Preparing bids and proposals, ensuring compliance with permit requirements and signoffs, for example, are critical to the operation of a successful PV enterprise.

Core Subjects


Outlines

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Photovoltaic (Solar) Clerical Support

PVA100

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-

Fall'11

Microcomputer Applications for Business I - Excel

SMS214

Winter'11

Summer'11

Fall'11

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary  School Diploma (OSSD) or mature student status. Basic keyboarding skills and ability to use Microsoft Office: Word are required.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the PVS program the student will be able to:

  • Use and interpret basic photovoltaic terminology correctly
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of PV systems
  • Prepare various PV documentation, reports, proposals and funding requests
  • Interpret data available from PV software and present results of a PV site assessment
  • Use Excel to prepare spreadsheets and reports
  • Liaise with variours personnel involved including PV customers and potential customers
  • Identify ways to maintain knowledge of current provincial regulations and incentives

Contact:
Vince Bennici
Coordinator
Faculty of Continuing Education and Training
Seneca College
1750 Finch Ave East
Toronto, Ontario
M2J 2X5
( 416)-491-5050 X22499
vince.bennici@senecacollege.ca

Photovoltaic (Solar) Design Assistant (PVD) Recognition of Achievement

This Program provides graduates an in depth understanding of photovoltaic (PV) systems for both commerical and residential settings in order that they may assist in the creation of a PV design. Students learn to use the basic features of AutoCAD in order to generate drawings. They apply knowledge of construction, building code and PV system requirements to the process of generating a PV design that matches customer requirements and existing site conditions. Graduates find employment with contractors, consultants, engineers and electricians.

PV is a growing alternative energy source. Ontario plans to phase out coal-based electrical generation by 2014. "Coal in 2008 represented 21 persent of Ontario's electricity generation, a gap that must be filled by renewable energy technologies, solar power trends show. Meanwhile, demand for electricity is also growing in Ontario, with almost 40 Gigawatts (GW) of electricity required to meet estimated demand projected by 2025, according to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). OPA has determined that if no new existing capacity is created or refurbished by that time, there will be a 30GW gap between existing electricity supply and demand, spurring further demand for renewable technologies" [Source: Michael Sheppard}

Some of the design work which is currently being done by engineers and electricians may be delegated to those with an understanding of PV systems, construction fundamentals and a basic ability to use AutoCAD.

Core Subjects


Outlines

Registration Links

PV Fundamentals

PVD101

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-

Fall'11

Construction Fundamentals and PV Design

PVD102

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AutoCAD 2011 for the Professional - Level I

ATC106

Winter'11

Summer'11

-

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary  School Diploma (OSSD) or mature student status. Ability to use Microsoft Office required. Mathematics for College Technology and Business and Technological Communications at the grade 12 level an assest.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the PVS program the student will be able to:

  • Apply an in-depth knowledge of photovoltaic terminology and components
  • Apply knowledge of construction fundamentals, soil conditions, the impact of existing structures and systems and building code on the design of a PV system
  • Use the results of a site assessment to assist in the creation of a PV design
  • Match customer criteria with a proposed design
  • Prepare a Bill of Materials (B of M)
  • Use AutoCAD to create, edit and plot simple drawings
  • Estimate the performance of a given PV design, once installed
  • Identify ways to maintain knowledge of current provincial regulations and incentives

Contact:
Vince Bennici
Coordinator
Faculty of Continuing Education and Training
Seneca College
1750 Finch Ave East
Toronto, Ontario
M2J 2X5
( 416)-491-5050 X22499
vince.bennici@senecacollege.ca

Photovoltaic (Solar) Installation Assistant (PVI) Recognition of Achievement

This Program provides graduates an in depth understanding of photovoltaic (PV) systems for both commerical and residential settings in order that they may assist in the creation of a PV design. Students learn to use the basic features of AutoCAD in order to generate drawings. They apply knowledge of construction, building code and PV system requirements to the process of generating a PV design that matches customer requirements and existing site conditions. Graduates find employment with contractors, consultants, engineers and electricians.

Only an electrician is eligible, by law, to perform certain tasks related to the installation and maintenance of a PV system. There is a need, however, for assistants who can work safely and be respectful of the limitations of their role. No such training program exists currently. According to a study by the US consulting company IMS Research, the world market for photovoltaic production and installation will increase by approx. 80% from 2008 to 2013.

 Core Subjects


Outlines

Registration Links

PV Fundamentals

PVD101

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-

Fall'11

Basic Electricity for PV

PVI100

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Safety for PV

PVI101

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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary  School Diploma (OSSD) or mature student status. Mathematics for College Technology at the grade 12 level an assest.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the PVS program the student will be able to:

  • Apply an in-depth knowledge of photovoltaic terminology and components
  • Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturers' specifications, installation requirements and procedures
  • Apply knowledge of mounting options and interconnection requirements
  • Reduce the threat of shock and hazards associated with electricity
  • Work safely and respectful of the limitations of the role of assistant
  • Perform installation tasks in a way which maximizes system performance
  • Identify ways to maintain knowledge of current provincial regulations and incentives
  • Use fall protection equipment effectively
  • Achieve certification for fall protection (CSAO) and for WHMIS

Contact:
Vince Bennici
Coordinator
Faculty of Continuing Education and Training
Seneca College
1750 Finch Ave East
Toronto, Ontario
M2J 2X5
( 416)-491-5050 X22499
vince.bennici@senecacollege.ca

Photovoltaic (Solar) Subject for Electricians (PVE)

This subjects is specifically designed for Electricians and Electrician Apprentices who install solar PV systems. The subject focuses on the electrical aspects of system design and installation.

There are hands-on labs where the students will connect and observe photovoltaic equipment. In the first lab, students will assemble a PV panel and connect it to a combiner box. In the second lab, students will install a charge controller, inverter and batteries. In the third lab, students will complete the module with an AC distribution panel, a ground connection and net metering equipment. When complete, the module will support AC loads and charge the battery from the PV panel. When connected to the utility AC it will act as a net metered system.

Admission Requirements

Electrician and Electrician Apprentices

Subjects


Outlines

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Solar Photo Voltaics for Electricians

PVE100

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Fall'11

Contact:
Vince Bennici
Coordinator
Faculty of Continuing Education and Training
Seneca College
1750 Finch Ave East
Toronto, Ontario
M2J 2X5
( 416)-491-5050 X22499
vince.bennici@senecacollege.ca

Green Energy Systems - General Interest

These subjects focus on the goals and value of sustainability and the state of advanced green technologies in the field of biomass, geothermal and wind power.

Entry Requirement

These subjects are of interest to anyone wishing to reduce carbon emissions and increase the organization's productivity by implementing green practices and utilizing green energy systems.

Energy Resources


Outlines

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Energy Resources (Alternative Energy)

AET100

Winter'11

Summer'11

Fall'11

Biomass

The motivation to utilize biomass as an energy source arises from two concerns the finite reserves of conventional energy sources (primarily fossil fuels) to meet rapidly growing global demand for energy and the need to reduce the emission of green house gases.

This subject focuses on the development of biomass energy projects, the steps involved, the related provincial and federal legislation and the economic impact.


Outlines

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Biomass Technology

BOM100

Winter'11

Summer'11

Fall'11

Energy From Biomass Project

BOM200

Winter'11

Summer'11

Fall'11

Geothermal

This is a beginner’s introduction to understanding geothermal energy to be more energy efficient and more environmentally friendly which is more popular than ever. Geothermal energy is clean and cost effective and comes in abundance.

Enrolling in these geothermal energy subjects will give you an understanding of how geothermal energy works and provides the base to make more advanced plans and strategies for becoming more energy efficient.


Outlines

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Basic Principles of Geothermal Energy Systems

GET100

Winter'11

Summer'11

Fall'11

Design,Install& Maintenance of Geothermal Energy

GET200

Winter'11

Summer'11

Fall'11

Windpower Systems

The wind power subject is designed as an introduction to wind power as an alternative energy source. Individuals wanting to increase their knowledge of wind power will find the subject matter informative which will cover topics such as how the wind works, its reliability and related economic, environmental and political issues.


Outlines

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Windpower Systems Analysis

WPT120

Winter'11

Summer'11

Fall'11

Contact:
Energy Training Office
Seneca College, Newnham Campus
1750 Finch Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2J 2X5
Email: energy.training@senecac.on.ca
Phone: 1-800-572-0712
Website: http://www.senecac.on.ca 

 

 


St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College Energy Systems Engineering Technician Technologist Program  (2 year technician, 3 year technologist)
     
The ESET program covers theory, design and equipment installation in the fields of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, air handling, controls and renewable energy technologies including solar air, solar hot water, solar electric, small wind, and ground exchange heat pumps.

Program graduates will work with developers, designers, architects, construction, sustainable energy design/install companies, utilities, and energy systems researchers.

St. Lawrence College’s newest facility, “Energy House” is an off-grid training facility that offers a comprehensive selection of renewable energy equipment, new in the winter of 2008, a building controls lab and grid connected renewable electricity lab further complement the program.

For more information:

Steve Lapp, M.Sc. P.Eng.
Coordinator - Energy Systems Engineering Technician (ESET) and Technology Program
Tel: (613) 544-5400 ext. 1528
Fax: (613) 545-3913
Email: slapp@sl.on.ca

For ESET program information, please click here.
For Renewable Energy training facility, please click here.


Trimline Design Centre Inc.

Trimline Design Centre has recently built a new Training Centre to hold 1, 2 and 5 day workshops on a number of topics including solar thermal, PV, biodiesel, straw bale, geothermal, hydronics, inverters and wind turbines, among others.

For more information:

Harold Verburg
Tel: (780) 466-9034
Email: harold.verburg@trimlinedesigncentre.com

For workshop information, please click here