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Mark Mrohs

Mark Mrohs is our Solar expert at Interplay Learning. Few people in this world have as much solar experience as Mark and even fewer have as many focused on Solar Training. Mark Mrohs is a preeminent expert in solar photovoltaic training. Mark has worked in pv for over 40 years and conducted training programs in over 20 countries. He designed and directed the training programs for SunEdison, EchoFirst and SunPower, and previously for AstroPower and GE Solar as well as Siemens Solar and ARCO Solar. He has degrees in Physics and Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology and also serves on the NABCEP Exam Review Committee. Mark is developing, Interplay's Solar Curriculum and his work in this blog is focused on helping people improve the training of their field-service technicians and installers and of course give you insight into solar install perfection.

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Pollinator-Friendly Solar Can Increase Farm Output

By Mark Mrohs on Jun 5, 2019 8:52:29 AM

If you build it (solar), they will come (bees!)

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“Shining Cities”— Which cities are leading the way in solar adoption?

By Mark Mrohs on Apr 11, 2019 3:25:24 PM

Environment America recently released a new report called, “Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America.” Highlighting how cities are leading the way in using solar power, this report gives a surprising accounting of which US cities are considered the “Solar Stars” (ranking solar watts per capita).

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How Sales Teams get Solar install experience without doing installs

By Mark Mrohs on Mar 6, 2019 3:44:57 PM

The Interplay Learning solar curriculum is full of video lessons and 3D simulations that are perfect for solar installation crew training. And now, it’s no surprise that it’s also getting adopted in the solar industry for sales staff training

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3 Cool Facts You Should Know About Solar

By Mark Mrohs on Feb 16, 2019 11:19:00 AM

With the growing demand for electricity worldwide, Solar Power has quickly become the top renewable energy source to satisfy this global need. There are so many cool and interesting things to know about Solar Power, and we just want to shout it  from the rooftops of where it's installed!

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Earn Your NATE CEUs with Interplay Learning HVAC Courses

By Mark Mrohs on Feb 6, 2019 2:20:50 PM

You can now earn NATE Continuing Education Units or hours (CEUs) when you complete Interplay Learning HVAC courses.

This will help you gain the 16 CEU hours you need to re-certify every two years.

HVAC/R technicians with two or more years of HVAC/R experience can earn installation or service certification in one or more of the 21 specialty areas offered by NATE. Certification requires that the technician passes both the core exam and an installation or service exam for a specialty. But then, you need to earn 16 CEU hours every 2 years.

 

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Interplay Learning Helps You Meet New 2019 NABCEP CEU Requirements

By Mark Mrohs on Jan 15, 2019 3:07:00 PM

As previously announced, NABCEP is finally ready to implement their new re-certification requirements starting this month, and Interplay Learning can help -- a lot.

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Huge News! Earn NABCEP CEU Hours With Our Solar Courses

By Mark Mrohs on Nov 20, 2018 4:12:17 PM

It's finally here! You can now earn NABCEP Continuing Education Units or hours (CEUs) when you complete our solar courses. This will help you qualify to sit for the PV Installation Professional Exam.

 

 

Alternatively, you can use your CEUs when you re-certify for the PV Professional, the PV Associate, or any of the PV Specialists credentials...

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4 Things You Need To Know About Photovoltaics

By Mark Mrohs on Oct 18, 2018 2:00:00 PM

When people talk about ‘solar’ today, they’re probably talking about ‘photovoltaics’, sometimes shortened to just ‘pv’.

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Why the Next Generation of Apprenticeships Need Simulation-Based Learning

By Mark Mrohs on Oct 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Our methods of teaching have been constantly evolving. A common practice we probably experience today is sitting at rows of tables, receiving information from an instructor (could be a teacher, could be a solar instructor). Good trainers try to include hands-on activity to break up the lectures, but usually time is short, equipment is scarce, and all you get is a taste of what it’s really about.

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