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The Renewable Energy Institute

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

Solar Photovoltaic Qualification

Accredited Distance Learning Course

The ECT runs courses in Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham
  • Video lessons based on live classroom training developed by internationally recognised University Academics and Experts
  • Live individual tutorial conducted remotely with your assigned tutor
  • Course materials accessible on computer, tablet & mobile
  • Resource Centre to access knowledge
    and research
  • Remote exam for the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate and optional Exam for the SQA Qualification
  • Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment.
  • Design engineers.
  • Architects.

You can start this course immediately.


You have up to three months to complete the course at your own pace.
This course is worth 20 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

(With current funding)

£540 for the standalone course


£324 as part of the Solar Energy Expert Certificate Pathway.

The Solar Photovoltaic course price includes remote exam for Galileo Master Certificate; video lessons based on the live classroom training; course materials; Resource Centre access and is inclusive of VAT.

SQA Qualification: as well as the exam for the GMC Certificate (included in the course price), you can pay a supplement to take the exam for the SQA Qualification.

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After being on numerous PV courses with a number of companies, I found this course to be the most professional, in every way”

Geoffrey Otto – Solar PV course participant

  • Composition of light
  • Photovoltaic effect
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Materials
  • Daily/annual energy
  • Positioning of the modules
  • Photovoltaic energy
  • Photovoltaic illumination
  • Planning and designing a photovoltaic installation
  • The electric load
  • Costs and evaluation of the economical solutions
  • Maintenance and reliability
  • Practical solutions
  • Typologies and modality of installation
  • Integration of the photovoltaic modules in the building structure
  • Payback time
  • Economical perspectives

Certificate of Participation provided.

Internationally recognised GMC Certificate provided to successful candidates of remote GMC exam:


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.

“I gained a thorough knowledge of PV systems on this course. The course was well taught and there was good interaction between the lecturer and the delegates”

Deutsche Bank – Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investments, Andrew Pidden
Solar Photovoltaic Participant, 12 – 13 May 2016

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    The ECT runs courses in Renewable Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham

    International Participants

    Participants connecting live from 150 countries. 

    Participants from all over the world can achieve the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) by studying online ECT courses at home, the office, and on-the-go.

    Solar Energy Expert Certificate

    It is possible to achieve the Solar Energy Expert Certificate by studying this course along with Electrics for Renewables and Solar Water Heating. This option is currently 25% funded. Click here for more information on this Pathway.

    Past Participants

    Past Participants of the online EEC Academy courses include representatives from major authorities and organisations, including the United Nations – UNIDO,Royal Dutch Shell and Ford Motor Company.

    See their testimonials here

    Research & Publications

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