Short-Course Professional Development Workshops

All short course workshops are either part of or offer a complementary education piece to the Renewable Energy Technology Diploma Series.

LEED Green Associate (2 day)



Professional Development Hours (PDH)- 0.8
American Institute of Architects LU’s(AIA)- 8

This 2 day course is brought to you jointly by the NC Solar Center and Everblue.  The LEED Green Associate credential is intended for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has created the LEED Green Associate credential, which denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction and operations, the fundamentals of green building practices, from construction site selection, to water efficiency, to energy conservation and material resources. The LEED Green Associate designation provides a general understanding of LEED concepts and sustainable building practices, and is the first course that anyone new to LEED should take.

  • Learn proven strategies for taking and passing the GA Exam (over 90% pass rate!)
  • Identify the key components of the LEED Rating Systems
  • Understand the LEED Certification application process
  • Familiarize you with successful LEED and green building strategies
  • Obtain certificate of completion from a USGBC Accredited training provider


For questions on course content contact Bill Klotz at

Price: $595

Click Dates Below to REGISTER:

February 5-6,2014               June 9-10,2014    Raleigh, NC

Hands-on PV lab

This  day-long hands-on class is for those who have taken the 40-hour basics of design and installation of PV systems (REPV) workshop.  The workshop begins with an overview of safety, system components, system design, and solar fundamentals.  During the course of the workshop you will be filling out “balance-of-system” worksheets to ensure you understand sound PV system design practices.  You will also be installing a live, grid-tied PV system, from mounting the modules, to wiring the inverter, and finally, to commissioning the system.

December 11, 2013            April 25, 2014             December 5, 2014

   Price: $199. Register

Overview of Renewable Energy Technologies and Project Development

March 13 – 14, 2014  Raleigh, NC

This 2-day class, taught by Southern Energy Management’s Co-Founder Bob Kingery, is part of the new non-credit 40-hour Certificate in Renewable Energy Management (CREM) program. This 14 – hour course includes topics on how technologies work, market trends, siting projects, choosing the right technology and products for a project, and fundamentals of project development.

NOTE: Opting to take this as a stand-alone will not count towards the 40 – hour CREM program, which requires a group project for completion. For more information about the Certificate in Renewable Energy Management, click here.

 Price: $699  $499 . Register .

One-Day Solar Business Basics

April 9, 2014      Raleigh, NC/ Live Online

This one day course, which is also a part of the Certificate in Renewable Energy Management,  introduces participants to the heart of the solar industry’s success. During the first half of the course, our in-house DSIRE staff and NCSEA’s Paul Quinlan discuss local, utility, state and federal policy and incentives that foster solar implementation. The second portion of the course illustrates how policy affects the financial viability of renewable energy projects.

NOTE: Opting to take this as a stand-alone will not count towards the 40 – hour CREM program.

  Price: $399  $299. Register .

Practical Aspects of Renewable Energy Project Development

May 22, 2014       Raleigh, NC

This half-day class, which is also part of the Certificate in Renewable Energy Management, will review financial structures for renewable projects and cover topics on risk assessment and mitigation, and contract structuring and documentation. NOTE: Opting to take this as a stand-alone will not count towards the 40 – hour CREM program.

  Price: $199  $149. Register


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