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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LIUNA Training and Education Fund | Evaluated Learning Experience

Solar Panel Installation GRN.SLR

Course Category: 

16 hours.

LIUNA Pomfret, CT, and other LIUNA approved training centers

April 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe at a high level what a thermal system and photovoltaic system does and list the key components of each; list the key components to each type of system; explain how each system either heats the water or generates electricity; convert from an English to metric measurement system; use all materials according to manufacturer’s instructions; properly stage a roof, adhering to OSHA guidelines; prepare a commercial site; use safety steps for ground installations; identify whether a solar site is a viable site; recognize roof characteristics, and how each impacts the solar panel installation; describe and mitigate ground installation issues; install solar panels on a residential structure; install solar panels on a commercial structure; and install solar panels on the ground or on a structure they have built to support the panels.


Major topics introduce students to safe installation techniques for a variety of solar panel installations, including ground mounted and roof mounted. Roof mounted installation covers various roof types, including pitched, flat, asphalt, and rubber. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 1 semester hour in Construction Technology (4/16) (4/21 revalidation).