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Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) logoKCC is the only solar-PV training program in the state of Illinois and one of only three in the 18-state region that is accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). 

IREC is a non-profit organization accelerating the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency since 1982. IREC develops renewable energy consensus-based standards to promote best practices and provide a benchmark for effective and safe workforce training practices.


Midwest Solar Training Network logoKCC is a member of the Midwest Solar Training Network, a group of technical and community colleges, non-profit organizations, universities, and industry partners who are working together to build solar training capacity in the Midwest.



Professor Wilhelm's certifications

IREC Accredited Training Provider logo

IREC/ISPQ Certified Master Trainer for Solar-PV



 North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)logo

NABCEP Certified Solar-Photovoltaic Professional 



CITCA Certified Wind Tower and Nacelle Rescue Instructor

CITCA Certified Wind Tower and Nacelle Rescue Instructor