NABCEP Approved First International PV Associate Registered Training Provider

Yanbu Research Center at Royal Commission of Yanbu Colleges and Institute in Saudi Arabia becomes the first international NABCEP PV Associate Provider.

Clifton Park, NY, January 28, 2018 --( The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is proud to announce that their first approved international PV Associate Registered Training Provider is the Yanbu Research Center at Royal Commission Colleges & Institute. Located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Yanbu Research Center (YRB) under Royal Commission for Yanbu-Colleges and Institutes (RCYCI) is a growing research initiative with expertise in design, computation, experimentation, fabrication, and technology transfer in different fields of science and technology. The center is designed to be a catalyst between industry and academia, making it an ideal site to become NABCEP’s first PV Associate Registered Training Provider.

“Yanbu Research Center is honored to be accepted as a solar Photovoltaic Associate training provider,” said Dr. Fahd Bankh, Director of the Yanbu Research Center. “We are also grateful for this strategic partnership with NABCEP; the most respected, and widely recognized certification organization in solar industry in the world and we are thrilled to provide and conduct world-class training and education program for solar professionals in support in renewable energy industry in here in Saudi Arabia and throughout the MENA region."

The primary function of the NABCEP PV Associate Program is identifying individuals who have obtained the knowledge of the fundamental principles relating to the application, installation, operation, and economics of PV systems. The NABCEP PV Associate Program is intended for anyone who is currently working in, or seeking employment in the PV industry. This includes those who are students in renewable energy programs, workers at an early stage in their PV career, experienced professionals who have just begun offering PV products and services, or those in PV jobs in countries for which there is no professional certification or credential.

Yanbu Research Center currently offers two monthly PV training courses. Due to the high demand for solar training classes in the region, YRC plans to add more training classes later this year.

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