Solar Panel Cleaning Safety Courses and Certification

While there are many solar panel cleaning safety courses online, only one has accreditation from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners® (NABCEP®). NABCEP® is the most respected, well-established, and widely recognized certification organization for professionals in the field of renewable energy. Our courses earn you credits for multiple Advanced certification programs at NABCEP.

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9 Credits - Utility Scale, Commercial & Industrial Solar Panel Cleaning Safety

4 Credits - Residential Solar Panel Cleaning & Safety
2 Credits - Solar Panel Cleaning Core Concepts and Safety

Solar Panel Cleaning Safety - Be Compliant

The ASTM Guide for Solar Panel Cleaning Safety draws much of its information from The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners® (NABCEP®) courses on solar panel cleaning and experience by the participants of the committee and much more. The guide is extremely profound in its content since it includes:

    Solar Panel Cleaning Safety Scope

  • The scope of this guide includes safety in the solar engineering design process and is carried through into the operation and maintenance of the solar installation. The solar panel cleaning industry is comprised of 3 main segments residential, commercial and industrial, and utility-scale (aka solar farms) which are divided into 2 areas 1) Wet Cleaning 2) Dry Cleaning. Solar panel cleaning is not limited to cleaning with water but also includes the application of coatings and other similar solutions that reduce soiling levels also known as solar cleaning technologies. These guidelines will also include safety guidelines for solar designers and operators of solar panel cleaning equipment.
  • Solar Panel Cleaning Terminology
  • Solar panel cleaning vs PV Surface cleaning
  • Referenced Documents
  • Cleaning Technician and Bystander Safety
  • Safety in the Application of Photocatalytic Ceramic coatings for solar panels.
  • Electrical vs Non-Electrical Safety Hazards Testing Photovoltaic Systems with no known Ground Faults Electrical Insulating test aka. “Megger” Testing
  • Solar panel cleaning safety technologies such as Edge detection
  • Solar Panel Cleaning Safety Add-in Software
  • Solar Panel Cleaning Safety Anchors
  • Solar Panel Cleaning PPE
  • Solar Panel Cleaning Job Hazard Analysis
  • Exposed Solar Connector and Combiner Boxes vs Non-exposed solar connectors & combiner boxes

Our courses will allow you to earn credits for the following solar specialist certifications.

NABCEP Specialists

Go beyond being a certified Associate and become a Specialist. Our online training program counts towards the training requirements for taking the NABCEP Associate and Professional Certification exams.

NABCEP maintains an online Associate Directory, which can be used to verify an individual’s type of credential, credential number, and expiration date.

This certification is ideal for those interested in becoming solar installers and maintenance professionals.

Approximately 4% of America’s energy comes from solar. It is estimated that in 2050 this will change to be about 30%

Just in the next 7 years, the USA will be adding 1 billion solar panels to provide clean energy for Americans.

If you want to learn more about how to certify, please go here.

What is Soilar Technologies?

Soilar Technologies is the first PV Soiling Engineering company at a worldwide level and is the creator of all the content you will be enjoying during your educational process. Soilar Technologies is the creator of the 1st PV Soiling Management framework called NextGen PV Soiling Mitigation. Soilar Technologies advises large solar asset managers and residential solar panel cleaners on all issues related to solar panel cleaning and PV soiling mitigation.

Soilar Technologies is a close friend of Solar Panel Cleaning Friends and advises our organization on products, quality, and more.

The courses are available to qualify for the following NABCEP recertifications:

PV Associate (PVA)

PV Installation Professional (PVIP)

PV Design Specialist (PVDS)

PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist Certification (PVCMS)

Where can I find the courses that earn me credits for the specialist programs?

Solar Panel Cleaning Core Concepts and Safety
Solar Panel & PV Surface Cleaning Residential Solar Panel Cleaning Safety
Solar Panel Cleaning - Utility Scale, Commercial & Industrial + Safety

Other Languages

If English is not your first language, then you can find our NABCEP-accredited courses in the following languages. NABCEP accreditation is not only for US citizens or residents but for anybody interested in their quality education.


Curso con Certificación de Limpieza de Paneles Solares - Conceptos Basicos
Curso con Certificacion de Limpieza de Granjas Solares e Instalaciones Comerciales
Curso con Certificacion de Limpieza de Paneles Solares - Instalaciones Residenciales


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