Alternative Energy

NCCER’s Alternative Energy curriculum covers the production and distribution of electricity generated from biomass, biofuel, nuclear, wind, and solar energy sources. In addition to containing the latest information about these generation methods, every module includes interesting and thought-provoking activities about the function and future of alternative energy.

Alternative Energy is endorsed by the Florida Energy Workforce Consortium (FEWC), and this title supports the Florida Department of Education’s Curriculum Frameworks for Energy Technicians, Power Distribution Technicians, and Energy Generation Technicians. In addition, Alternative Energy also supports Tier 3 and Tier 4 of the Energy Competency Model as outlined by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA).


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Additional Instructor Requirements

In addition to our standard instructor requirements, instructors of this craft must also:

  • Pass an instructor’s exam based upon the material.


This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Introduction to Alternative Energy, Biomass and Biofuels, Nuclear Power, Solar Power and Wind Power. Purchase Materials

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