Ecotech Institute - College for Renewable Energy and Management
Solar Energy Technology

What has been happening in your career since graduating from Ecotech?

I will be working soon for a company which I know I have chances to grow and go to places and make a difference.

Gil Negron
Solar Energy Technology

Solar Energy Technology
Degree Program

Associate of Applied Science

The growth of solar energy means that a variety of jobs are available for those who are trained and have a passion for working in renewable energy. The Solar Energy Technology program at Ecotech Institute is designed to prepare graduates for careers in renewable energy and give them a solid foundation in fundamentals of solar energy technology, and can be completed in as little as 18 months. Well-equipped school facilities, modern labs, and small class sizes give students in our solar energy school the opportunity to apply theory to the real world.


There are a number of compelling reasons to consider our solar energy degree program. Solar energy markets are booming in the United States due to falling photovoltaic (PV) prices, strong consumer demand, available financing, and financial incentives from the federal government, states and utilities.1 Plus, being employed in solar energy combines two opportunities into one job: helping the environment while working in a hands-on, in-the-field career. 

"The best part of the Ecotech experience is the hands on experience and having instructors that have worked in the field they are teaching you."
Michal Armin, Ecotech Institute graduate
Solar Energy Technology

How does Program Director Phil Meyers describe the Solar Energy Technology degree program at Ecotech?

Consider these facts from the Solar Energy Industries Association:

  • Solar generates enough electricity in the U.S. to power 1.3 million American homes.
  • Since the beginning of 2010, average panel prices have declined by more than 70% and average system prices have declined by nearly 50%, making solar more affordable than ever for more families and companies.
  • A solar energy system is installed in the U.S. every four minutes.
  • There are more solar energy workers in California than there are actors; there are more solar energy works in Texas than there are ranchers; and nationwide, there are more solar energy workers than there are coal miners.2

Complete the Request More Information form or call us at 303-586-5290 to learn more about earning a degree in solar energy and how Ecotech Institute can help you prepare a career in solar energy.

1 Interstate Renewable Energy Council, U.S. Solar Market Trends 2012 (July 2013)
2 Solar Energy Industries Association

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