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The Renewable Energy Institute

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Accredited Professional Body for Education since 1975
Renewable Energy - Distance Learning - Professional Courses

Solar Photovoltaic Qualification

Two Day Course (Basic + Advanced)

Training 5000 individuals on 300 courses each year at 21 universities worldwide

Galileo Master Certificate & Qualifications since 1975



Past Participants:
US Department of Energy, World Bank, NATO

The George Washington University, Washington DC - one of the leading universities the ECT works with to provide courses in Engineering, Management and Finance.
SQA Qualification, EEC Awarding Body
Internationally Recognised Galileo Master Certificate


Organised by The George Washington University & the European Energy Centre (EEC)

Two-day course: Understanding solar energy policy, regulations and legislation (Basic + Advanced)

This course is also available as distance learning with live tutorial, visit:

  • Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment and systems.
  • Policy professionals. Government officials.
  • Realtors, clean energy system sales people and energy planners.
  • Design engineers. Architects.

Courses run on a regular basis,
George Washington University

OR Start the course today: Distance Learning with live tutorial and online remote exam – Click here to visit the ECT Academy

Please email [email protected] for more details


The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Looking for this course in the UK? Click here


Certificate of Participation provided.

On successful completion of this course, participants are eligible to sit the Exam for the:



Galileo Master Certificate (GMC)

The internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) has been achieved by participants worldwide for over 40 years, from organisations such as Coca Cola, Mitsubishi, United Nations UNDP, Siemens, Cambridge University, Oxfam GB, Tesco, the Royal Air Force, Ferrero, Honeywell and many more.


1000 USD 795 USD

Course + Certificate of Participation + Exam for Galileo Master Certificate
(a saving of 205 USD)

Part-funding may be available, enquire by completing the form

The ECT runs courses in Engineering, Management, Renewable Energy and Finance across the USA

I liked the practical examples that the Professor gave from implementing his own projects. This provided a better perspective and understanding on the importance of training at all levels”

Organization of American States – Carolina Peña-Alarcón

  • Introduction to Solar and Renewable Energy
  • State and Local Policies – utility and environmental regulation, permitting and codes
  • PV Components and Electric Storage
  • PV Systems, Systems Design, System and Subsystem Interface, Hybrid Systems
  • Finance and Economics
  • Microgrids and Community grids
  • Certifications, Warrantees, Commissioning
  • Final Review

The course has given me valuable insight into the solar arena with first-hand knowledge, statistics and data relevant to the industry. The Professor gave plenty of time for us to ask questions about each topic.”

UN Sustainable Development Committee – Xavier Vergara

The ECT runs courses in Engineering, Management and Finance across the UK, in Leeds, Edinburgh

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    EEC-ECT organises educational activities in cooperation with the above universities and international organizations.


    Qualifications & GMC

    Qualifications and internationally recognised Certificates are awarded on all of the ECT’s training courses

    Training & Seminars

    Over 5000 individuals a year attend more than 300 professional training courses at 21 universities worldwide

    Research & Publications

    The ECT works with the United Nations (UNEP) and its partners to produce a series of publications