Friends of Sol: Upcoming Intro and Advanced Solar Training Classes

From our friends at Kentucky Solar Partnership and Appalachia -Science in the Public Interest, a schedule of upcoming introductory and advanced solar design and installation trainings you might be interested in: 

Upcoming Solar Photovoltaic Trainings in Frankfort, Kentucky

The Kentucky Solar Partnership and Appalachia – Science in the Public Interest, with the support of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service, and Kentucky State University, present a series of introductory and advanced training classes on solar photovoltaic system design and installation practices.

Full workshop descriptions and registration information can be found at www.kysolar.org. Financial support covering up to 100% of registration fees plus expenses is available to residents of eastern Kentucky, thanks to the support of MACED.

Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics

August 16 – 17, 2011              

8:30 am – 5:00 pm                   

Fee:   $275

Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified PV Instructor, NABCEP Certified PV Installer

Location: Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601

Solar Site Assessments and PV System Design        

August 18, 2011

8:30 am – 5:00 pm       

Fee:   $140

Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified PV Instructor, NABCEP Certified PV Installer

Prerequisite: Introduction to Photovoltaics or equivalent prior training or experience

Location: Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601

Solar Photovoltaics & the National Electric Code 

August 19, 2011 

8:30 am – 5:00 pm                   

Fee:   $140

Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified PV Instructor, NABCEP Certified PV Installer

Prerequisite: Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics or equivalent prior training or experience

(Code officials require no prerequisites)

For Installers, Code Officials, Inspectors, and Building Professionals

Location: Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601

Advanced Solar Photovoltaics Hands-On Installation Training

October 24 – 28, 2011                

8:30am – 5:00 pm each day  

Fee:   $825

Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified PV InstructorNABCEP Certified PV Installer

Prerequisites: Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics or equivalent prior training or experience.

During this workshop an off-grid solar PV system will be installed on an environmental education trailer used by Kentucky State University’s Land Grant Program to educate school children throughout Kentucky. Under the guidance of Chris LaForge, participants will begin with the design of the system and work through the process of sizing the PV array, battery bank, and other components based on the client’s needs and project constraints. Participants will then install the full system, including the PV array, batteries, charge controller, and all balance of system equipment. The instructor will provide guidance and instruction throughout the week during all steps of the process.

Attendance is limited to 12 people. Register early to reserve your place.

Location: Kentucky State University, Center for Sustainability of Farms and Families, 1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601

 

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To Register:  Download the Registration Form here and mail it with payment to the address on the form. The Registration Form is also available at www.kysolar.org or by calling 1-888-576-6527.

Financial Support is available to residents of Eastern Kentucky based on need and can cover up to 100% of registration fees plus travel expenses (lodging, mileage, and meals). To learn more, download the Workshop Financial Support Application here or contact the Kentucky Solar Partnership at 502-227-4562 or solar@kysolar.org

NABCEP Training Hours: Participants will earn training hours to use towards the eligibility requirements for the NABCEP Solar PV Installer certification exam. Each workshop provides 7 training hours of instruction per day.

CEU’s available for Kentucky licensed Master Electricians and Electrical Electricians for Introduction to Solar PV; Solar Site Assessments and PV System Design; and Solar PV and the National Electric Code.

For more information visit www.kysolar.org.

 

Kristin Tracz

About Kristin Tracz

Kristin Tracz served MACED’s Research and Policy team from 2009-2012 working on clean energy policy, energy efficiency programs and the Appalachian Transition Initiative. She joined MACED after finishing her Master of Environmental Management degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She now lives and works in Washington, DC.