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Charlotte Tech Advances Solar Program Press Release

Contact: Rick Vaske – Director of Operations, Advance Solar & Energy
Phone: 239-939-7446

Advance Solar & Energy adds NABCEP accredited testing facility to its Solar Program at Charlotte Technical College

Advance Solar & Energy & Charlotte Technical College will be adding a new Adult Education course starting August 20th, 2018 for Solar Basics, Installation & Design

Port Charlotte, FL, August 8th, 2018— Advance Solar & Energy & The Charlotte Technical College have been hard at work since the beginning of the year to gets its latest course offering approved by the Florida Department of Education and they are proud to announce the launch of the new Solar Training Course starting August 20th, 2018.

Students who enroll in the course will receive a complete understanding of solar from the basics of photovoltaics, electrical calculations, safety, installation techniques, solar design and even about solar tax credits. Each student will receive all required safety education and will graduate with an OSHA Certification. Additionally; every student will also receive all required courses credits to sit for the NABCEP Solar Installation Associates Certification and will have the opportunity to test for their NABCEP Associates Certification prior graduation day in February.

Advance Solar & Energy

has been providing solar services including solar electric, solar hot water, and solar pool heating in South Florida since 1983. Advance Solar is a NABCEP Certified, 5 Star Rated solar installation company, with locations in Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, and Sarasota. Advance Solar has been a proud member FlaSEIA and carries a NABCEP Company Accreditation Certification.

“We are extremely excited for the launch of this program in Charlotte County and we plan to grow this educational platform in other areas of Florida, in the near future. One of the biggest challenges facing our industry is finding enough skilled labor to keep up with the increasing growth of solar in Florida. We have worked extremely hard to build an all-inclusive curriculum that we are confident will have our students work-ready on graduation day. We are also very fortunate to have The Charlotte Technical College as our partner to launch this program, the facility is top notch and the staff has been professional and incredibly supportive of our vision” says Rick Vaske, Director of Operations at Advance Solar.

The Charlotte County Technical Institute

The Charlotte Technical College located at 18150 Murdock Cir, Port Charlotte, FL 33948; offers career development programs to teach job skills for various industries in less than a year.

Florida’s Public Technical Colleges/Centers play a critical role in preparing Florida’s next- generation workforce. The Charlotte Technical College prides itself in affordable programs,

small classes, high tech, hands-on training with great success ratios in job placement. Find out more about the Solar Program and other course offerings at:


The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a volunteer board of renewable energy stakeholder representatives that includes representatives of the solar industry, NABCEP certified professionals, renewable energy organizations, state policy makers, educational institutions, and the trades. Each member of the board was chosen because of his or her experience and involvement in the solar energy industry. NABCEP’s mission–to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and

stakeholders–is intended to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners. Certification offers the public a high degree of protection because practitioners have to meet standards or qualifications and pass an exam, and they do so voluntarily. Developing a certification is a complex and time-consuming process and requires a strong administrative organization in order to maintain its quality.

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