Hey All I'm re-posting this to help answer this question:
"I'm from Florida and have quit my job to get some things in my life
in order. I'm a engineering mechanical designer specializing in CAD.
I want so badly to get off the grid and off the gas. I believe this
could be a really good carrier move.
I've always been interested in free energy and am now going to pursue
getting certified in solar power installation so I can upgrade my
My question is about the various levels of training I would need. I'm
having trouble finding places for such certifications and the few
courses I've found have been full for the last 9 months.
I'm just starting and I want to do some networking to get good
contacts of where and what I should be looking at.
Hope to be see good things from this forum. Thanks."
It was posted on a new website thesolarforum.com
"Introduction to Renewable Energy"
Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
I think they are still running this course and you used to be able to
do it as correspondence.