Careers in Renewable Energy

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White Bear Lake, MN - Century College and the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society have co-developed a new half-day course for people interested in exploring renewable energy careers.

One of the most common questions people ask about renewable energy is "How can I be involved in this rapidly expanding field?" Find out the answer to this question and a multitude of others in this 4-hour session. Careers involving solar and wind site assessment, design of systems, installation of systems, and many other aspects of solar PV, solar thermal, and wind power applications will be discussed.

Ralph Jacobson, a 25-year veteran of renewable energy system installations and owner of IPS (Innovative Power Systems), one of this area's largest solar installers, is the course instructor. He is a materials engineer, NABCEP certified in both solar PV and solar thermal installation. Ralph is currently involved in developing strategies for growing the solar industry in Minnesota and developing training programs for the building trades. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society.


Century College
East Campus, Room 2313
3300 Century Avenue North
White Bear Lake, MN 

Course Fee

If you are a Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) member, you can receive a $10 discount on the course fee. Please contact the Century College registration office at (651) 779-3341 to receive the discounted rate. Click here for more information on joining MRES.


Course ID: 000598. People interested in taking this course may register on the Century College website or call (651) 779-3341 Refunds are not available if course is dropped on or after August 19, 2009.