Renewable Energy Training

Training centers across the state received funding from NYSERDA and offer classes on various renewable energy technologies such as solar electricity or photovoltaics, solar heating, small and large wind, geothermal, anaerobic digestion etc. Upcoming funding opportunities will help expand the portfolio of renewable energy training.

Training Opportunities

  • Receive classroom and hands-on training on how to use renewable energy technologies to generate power
  • Learn skills necessary to install, maintain, and operate renewable energy systems
  • Courses available for contractors, remodelers, and college and high school students

Courses are available in:

  • Photovoltaics (solar electricity)
  • Solar thermal (solar water and space heating)
  • Small wind (located at a customer’s home or business) large wind (large turbines that generate electricity on a utility scale)
  • Anaerobic digestion (harnessing methane from manure digestion to generate electricity)
  • Geothermal (through a heat pump, extracting heat from the ground to a building or removing heat from a building and depositing in the ground through a series of pipes)
  • Fuel cells (a device that converts chemical energy of a fuel, usually hydrogen, directly into electrical energy)

Please consult our training map for training locations, types of training, and links to training institutions for their course schedules.

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How To Apply

Visit our training map to learn more about our partners and to locate a training near you

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Who Is Eligible

  • Entry-level workers who need technical skills to move into a new field
  • Seasoned professionals looking to upgrade or diversify their skills
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Contact Us

For more information about training, reimbursement or licensing contact us at: or
518.862.1090 x3392

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