Solar Workforce Solutions

As Pennsylvania’s solar industry grows, so do the opportunities for workers to join the clean energy industry. The Clean Energy Center is launching hands-on and online solar photovoltaic (PV) training programs to advance our clean energy workforce.

Solar Workforce Solutions
Coming Soon

NABCEP® PV Associate™ Credential

The Clean Energy Center will soon launch a solar photovoltaic workforce training program that will prepare individuals to achieve the nationally recognized North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners® (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Associate credential.

The training will consist of a mix of self-paced online and hands-on training and cover topics including application, sales and economics, design, installation, and operations and maintenance. The PV Associate credential is often the first step toward NABCEP Board Certification and is a launching point for a variety of career paths in renewable energy.

Facts & Figures

PA Solar Workforce Snapshot

Pennsylvania boasts an emerging solar industry, ranking 16th nationally in projected growth over the next five years, bringing an increased demand for a skilled solar workforce.

Snapshot data is from the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar State by State


Number of solar companies operating in the state.

PA Solar Workforce Snapshot


Number of solar jobs in the state.

PA Solar Workforce Snapshot


Growth projection of PA solar over the next 5 years in MW.

PA Solar Workforce Snapshot

Nationally Recognized

The Value of NABCEP Credentials

NABCEP credentials are nationally recognized as the gold standard for certifications of solar energy industry professionals. These professional credentials are backed by rigorous standards and updated with on-going research to stay current with the industry’s needs. With NABCEP’s widespread recognition and high level of quality, employers can be assured they are hiring workers with the relevant knowledge and skills for this growing industry.

Become A Partner

Become A Partner

Our success as a leading workforce training center is deeply rooted in our working relationships with industry stakeholders including employers, state and federal agencies, local workforce boards, non-profits with aligned missions, and various community partners.

We’re actively seeking industry partners and subject matter experts to collaborate with us in a variety of ways including stakeholder feedback, contracted instruction, funding and more. Email for more information.