groSolar Offers Dealer Training

Includes steps to growing a solar business

groSolar, White River Junction, VT, announced today the launch of its new groSolar Dealer Training Program. The program will feature training from Jeff Spies, president of SolarSpies, and will offer web training starting in October and regional workshops starting December 2010.

Spies is an executive board member on the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and is also a regularly featured speaker at major industry events such as SPI, ASES, InterSolar, MREF, SolFest and IREC. Spies’ solar training webinars, workshops and dealer conferences are considered among the best entry level solar training programs in the industry, sources report.

“groSolar is very excited at the chance to offer dealer-installers in our nationwide network a new suite of training programs,” says Jeff Taylor, vice president of distribution for groSolar. “Jeff Spies is a long-established and credible training expert in the industry, and we are thrilled to have him leading our training effort.”

The training includes a "gro Your Solar Business" webinar, which is free to all dealers.
gro Your Solar Business— an Insider's Guide to Success, helps dealers understand the solar industry and maximize their full potential.

Webinars include: PV Modules; Selling Solar; Solar Marketing & PR; Solar Policy; Negotiating with Inspectors; and manufacturer training from SMA, Enphase, SolarEdge and others.

One- and two-day regional training workshops are planned for 2011, in addition to a Solar Energy International groSolar Technical Training Program.

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