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Program Training

Your Guide to the Solar Program

Energy Trust offers a free series of online, on-demand video training modules that outline our incentives and requirements. All contractors must complete mandatory program training to ensure they understand the incentives, eligibility criteria, procedures and technical installation standards. For convenience, this training is provided below.

Required Reading for Solar Electric Trade Allies

Solar trade allies are required to follow the program and installation requirements defined in the following documents. These documents explain project eligibility requirements, program processes (such as the incentive application, review and verification processes) and technical design and installation requirements.

Not yet a member of our contractor network? Check out the benefits of becoming a trade ally or enroll to become a trade ally.


Stay up-to-date with Energy Trust trainings and events by regularly checking our Calendar. In addition, other organizations provide classroom and installation training opportunities. Although not mandatory, Energy Trust recommends that contractors attend a solar system design and installation class prior to applying to become a solar trade ally.


The Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association offers installer training opportunities throughout the year, including a slate of courses at the Oregon Solar +Storage Conference (OSSC).  For more information, go to the OSSIA website.

Solar Energy International (SEI)

Solar Energy International (SEI) offers high-quality training courses and seminars on solar and solar+storage systems in various locations around the country on a regular basis as well as online courses.