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Emerging Technologies

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Jump on the leading edge.

Powering the world of tomorrow. Emerging technologies are creating a major shift in the electrical contracting industry landscape. As an electrical, low voltage, or renewable energy contractor, you’re in the position to provide these new services to customers who want to take advantage of the many benefits they offer. But these technologies continue to evolve at a rapid pace. IEC Chesapeake offers the ongoing education and training your need to remain competitive. Our emerging technologies program educates electrical professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region about the newest technologies available.

Promoting green economic growth through education. At IEC Chesapeake, we keep our members up to date on the latest in research, products, DOE programs, and early adoption efforts of emerging technologies. We also educate our members about the electrical hazards associated with these new energy technologies, and offer important associated safety tips for businesses and consumers. By participating in our emerging technology programs, our members learn how to adopt new contracting methods and reposition themselves to address predicted shortfalls in the skilled electrical workforce.

Renewable Energy Technologies

Training for the most in-demand environmental technologies. IEC Chesapeake offers introductory, entry-level, code, design, installation and trouble-shooting courses in the following areas:

  • Solar PV systems
  • Solar thermal systems
  • Wind generators
  • Electric vehicle charging stations

We are proud to be approved by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) to provide NABCEP Entry Level Testing for both photovoltaics and solar thermal. We are also approved to provide NACEP CEU Credits for NABCEP Certified Installers and have also been selected to host the NABCEP Certified Installer Exam at our Maryland facilities.

We’re hard at work. IEC Chesapeake’s Renewable Energy Committee is expeditiously working with contractor partners, associate partners, local colleges, training facilities, government policy makers, utilities and electrical inspectors to implement new renewable energy safety, training and installation programs. The committee is also charged with research and member education programs for energy conservation and viable renewable energy solutions.

The demand keeps growing and so do we. IEC Chesapeake’s training facility has completed the construction of two solar PV labs for use in our renewable energies course work. Generous material contributions from Atlantic Electric Supply have made these fully functional PV labs possible. These test centers allow students to complete their first solar power installation under the guidance of our instructors. The solar PV labs and solar training programs are utilized by the Job Corps’ Training Program and the Electrical Apprenticeship Program. In addition, they’re used to satisfy the training-related installation requirements necessary to qualify for the NABCEP PV Installer Certification Exam.

If your goals are to pass your NABCEP Certification of Knowledge Exam, to achieve your NABCEP PV Installer Certification, or receive training in solar PV, solar thermal, or wind generation, please call us at (301) 621-9545, or complete the form on our Contact Us page.