Training

Financing for courses is now available! Please contact us for details.

We have developed and adapted our curriculum to suit the needs of every type of student no matter what level of training you seek. Whether you are an Engineering professional, Architect, Electrician, community leader, business owner, MBA, employer, or home owner, we understand your needs in this emerging industry by providing real-world training from professional Electricians and Engineers who have been involved in this industry, in both design and installation capacities, for decades. GRIDWORKS SOLAR ENERGY TRAINING CENTRE prepares professionals of all kinds, and entry-level students for this exciting industry. For those  wishing to enter the industry by starting your own solar contracting business and to eliminate one of the biggest hurdles for those starting out,  we will also introduce you to one of our nations largest solar Industry equipment suppliers. They will help you get set up with their easy application for them to become your solar equipment supplier. 

Courses We Offer:

1 day Solar PV Introduction

For the enthusiast or home owner wanting to know more about the tech and industry before they decide to purchase a PV system for their home or building.

3 Day Solar PV Design Course

For the professional/designer wanting to understand how grid-connected solar PV systems are engineered and designed. You get a in-depth crash course on all the latest solar technology out there today and all of this latest equipment is ready for you to see and touch in our training centre. We go over all the tenets of design theory for both string inverters and micro-inverters along side the Canadian Electrical Code requirements for the mechanical and electrical integration of solar PV systems. Plus so much more like, but not limited to: Solar economics, solar incentive/rebate programs available, solar contractor business practices, etc.

3 Day course registrants have the option of purchasing the solar textbook at a cost of $175 + GST.

Click here to register for an upcoming 3-day course.

 

5 Day Hands-On Grid-Connected Solar PV Design and Installation Course

For the professional designer (Engineer, Architect, etc), Electrician, labourer or anyone looking for a career change wanting to understand solar PV system engineering and design and installation best practices, Industry and technology. THIS COURSE IS CSA CERTIFIED.

This course covers all the basics of the solar PV Industry relating to the world, Canada and Alberta. You get a in-depth crash course on all the latest solar technology out there today and all of this latest equipment is ready for you to see and touch in our training centre. We go over all the tenets of design theory for both string inverters and micro-inverters along side the Canadian Electrical Code requirements for the mechanical and electrical integration of solar PV systems. Plus so much more like, but not limited to: Solar economics, solar incentive/rebate programs available, solar contractor business practices, etc. The last 2 days of this course will allow you to take all this wonderful in-class instruction and design theory and put into practice with a thorough hands-on portion where you will design and install a string-inverter PV system and a micro-inverter PV system. 

With this course all registrants receive the leading solar design text book for grid-connected solar PV systems.

Click here to register for an upcoming 5-day course.

If you want to learn more about our courses click on a course you are interested in and download the course overview.

 Course Fees Early Bird Pricing* Regular Pricing Solar Electric Handbook Fall Arrest Training
3-Day Solar PV Design Course $550.00 $600.00 $175 N/A
5 Day Hands-On Solar PV Design and Installation Course $1,495.00 $1,595.00 Included $150

 

*Early Bird Pricing is available if a booking is made a month or more preceding the course.

Prices do not include GST (5%).

What Separates us from the other solar PV training organizations?

  • All of our training staff are JM Electricians 
  • Combined we have over 100,000 hours (25 years) of solar design/engineering and installation Experience throughout Alberta and Canada.
  • We have been certifying Electricians (through CSA) in the solar PV design and installation industry, through our training, for close to 10 years.
  • Our main go-to trainer has close to 20 years of design/engineering and installation experience to draw from.
  • All in all we have a VERY deep well of experience we can draw from, when it comes to preparing you for your new career and answering your questions. We will also assist you, along your new career path, with answering your questions, after your training has finished. 

We encourage participants, contractors and companies wishing to enrol in any of our courses to apply for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) for employers, which will cover up to two-thirds of the cost of the class for certain participants, or the Alberta Works Exposure Training Program program, for individuals which will cover 100% of the cost not including GST.

Our 5 Day Hands-On Grid-Connected Solar PV Design and Installation Course is officially signatory to the CSA Certification for Construction Red Seal JM Electricians. CSA Certification 

For information regarding what you will learn in each of our courses, please download the course syllabus for the course you wish to attend.

REGISTRATIONS FOR OUR COURSES CLOSE 24 HRS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE.

Click here to register for an upcoming course.

If you have any questions regarding training, please contact us anytime. train@gridworksenergy.com

 

Need Hotel Accommodations?

 

For out of town students who need accommodations Gridworks Energy has partnered with Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre. Call us for or Corporate Rate Registration Code.

Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre, South Edmonton: includes daily buffet breakfast for up to 2 guests Standard Room – $99/night 

The above rates are:
(i) for single or double occupancy accommodation
(ii) quoted in Canadian funds and are net, non-commissionable;
(iii) subject to 5% GST plus applicable destination specific local marketing/Tourism    Levy fees 

RATES INCLUDE: 

Complimentary Surface Parking

Complimentary Wireless Internet Access 

Complimentary Hot and Cold Buffet Breakfast 

Complimentary Access to Fitness and Business centres 

Hot Breakfast Buffet 

 

Testimonials:

“Just wanted to say thank you to Randall Benson for the 5 day PV training and installation course. I am a Red Seal Journeyman Electrician. I decided to attend this course in August of 2016 in Edmonton Alberta after being laid off due to the decrease in construction in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Since attending, and receiving a wealth of knowledge and motivation from Randall I have continued to pursue the dream of becoming an entrepreneur and starting my own company. After attending his course I then applied to Praxis, a entrepreneurial training course in Saskatoon, funded by Cansask. Randalls passion for the industry and determination helped fuel my own fire to follow the same path promoting renewable energy. I believe none of what I have accomplished thus far would have been possible without people like Randall. Thank you again, I am very grateful and excited for the journey that lies ahead.

Sincerely, Stephen Stuart”

 

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