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Renewable Electricity Technical Certificates

17-482-1 Renewable Electricity - Photovoltaic
17-482-2 Renewable Electricity - Wind
Campus: Ashland


This certificate provides you with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, install, and maintain wind and solar (photovoltaic) renewable electrical energy systems. Renewable electricity refers to the generation of electric power by renewable means. Today, most electric power is generated by burning non-renewable, polluting, fossil fuels (primarily coal and oil). Most states have set goals of producing commercial energy from renewable sources such as photovoltaic (PV) and wind systems. Wisconsin, for example, has set a goal of 25 percent renewable energy by the year 2025 (25x25).

Special Features

There is a growing field of scientists and others who believe that wind and PV will be fulfilling the majority of energy needs in the future - even as early as 2030.

Student Profile

As a student in the Renewable Electricity certificate you should:

Preparation for Admission

A background in the following areas will help you prepare for this program:


Employers will expect you, as a graduate of the certificate, to be able to:

Solar Panel Installation on Ashland Campus

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