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Power52 Energy Institute

Located in Howard County

Power52 Energy Institute is the first Clean Energy Private Career School approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission!


Classes Begin July 17, 2023

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Energy Professional Training

Power52’s Energy Professional Training program is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and is accredited by The National Center for Construction, Education & Research (NCCER). Each cohort is 320 clock-hours of training which includes classroom instruction, Now offering OSHA-30, and hands on real world simulated lab hours. The curriculum covers the basic concepts of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems and their components. It also explains how PV systems are sized, designed, and installed. Power52 Employer Partners have been instrumental in overseeing that our training curriculum is aligned to meet workforce needs and the needs of our employment partners.

Due to COVID-19, Power52 is now offering online classes please contact our campus at 410-777-9677 for more information

All class schedules: Monday – Friday / 9 am – 1 pm

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Power52 By The Numbers

7 Years of Impact


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Information Sessions

Power52 Information Sessions are held virtually every third Thursday of the month at 4:00pm. Please RSVP for the information sessions by the third Monday of each month.

For more information please request via the form below or call 410-777-9677.

    Training Locations

    Power52 Energy Institute
    8775 Cloudleap Court, Ste 11
    Columbia, MD 21045

    Candidate Requirements:

    • 18 Years of Age
    • High School Diploma / G.E.D
    • Passing T.A.B.E. Assessment
    • Intake Interview
    • Photo ID & Proof of Citizenship (birth certificate / social security card)
    • Maryland Resident
    • Driver’s License
    • Reliable Transportation
    • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs
    • Commitment to trust the process!
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    Power52 Energy Institute is funded, in part, by the State of Maryland's EARN Maryland Grant Program, administered by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

    Power52 will provide training for other energy sector skills. This includes energy efficiency, LED lighting, smart building capabilities, power delivery and scheduling, and microgrid and battery storage.

    Our training platform includes extensive case management throughout the program and for twelve months beyond.  This mentorship styled approach coupled with our real world simulated lab training ensures students are equipped and receive the technological and professional advantages needed to be competitive in todays workforce


    The purpose of the Power52 scholarship program is to provide an opportunity for graduates of Power52 Energy Institute to further their education. Listed in this section are additional financial opportunities that may help assist with additional educational endeavors.
    Current Industry Scholarship Opportunities

    Power52’s Power Pathways is structured career pathways programming, developed by the Power52 Foundation, leading to stackable credentials, career advancement, and post-secondary degree attainment. Power Pathways were developed through labor market research, consistent communication and engagement with solar energy employers, and Power52’s partnerships with degree granting institutions.  Ultimately, Power Pathways offer Power52 Energy Institute participants, and past program graduates, structured training options for higher level education that will lead to career advancement in the Solar and Renewable Energy Industry.

    With full consideration of a graduate’s current level of knowledge and acquired expertise after receiving the certificate of completion from the Power52 Energy Institute’s entry level program, Power Pathways are designed to address a Power52 participant’s desire for continuing education opportunities and career progression within the solar and renewable energy industry. Power52 is consistently developing partnerships with post-secondary institutions to develop articulation agreements to offer Power52 graduates diverse stackable credentialing opportunities and opportunities for degree attainment with entities across the United States.

    Power Pathways is an innovative and uniquely powerful opportunity for job seekers, including job seekers with barriers to employment, to climb the Solar and Renewable Energy Industry career lattice.


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