Upcoming Trainings on Solar Water Heating and Solar PV in KY

Upcoming Trainings on Solar Water Heating and Solar Photovoltaics

Scholarships available to Eastern Kentucky residents!

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Introduction to Solar Water Heating

September 14 – 15, 2010 Location: Frankfort, Ky

8:30 am—5:00 pm each day

Fee: $225 Instructor: Bob Ramlow, Author of Solar Water Heating

NABCEP Training Hours & CEU’s: 14 hours

This two-day course with Bob Ramlow will give students a strong introduction to solar water heating systems. Bob Ramlow is an ISPQ Independent Master Trainer in Solar Thermal and a NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal Installer. He has more than 30 years experience designing and installing solar systems and has been a driving force in the growth of solar thermal use in the Midwest.

For a full course description and to register, click here.

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Advanced Solar Water Heating

September 16 – 17, 2010 Location: Frankfort, Ky

8:30 am – 5:00 pm each day

Fee: $225 Instructor: Bob Ramlow, Author of Solar Water Heating

NABCEP Training Hours & CEU’s: 14 hours

This workshop will address advanced issues in the design and installation of solar thermal systems used for domestic water heating, space heating, and other purposes. Topics to be addressed include:

Solar thermal space heating systems

– design and installation practices

– radiant floor heating systems

– high mass solar radiant floor heating systems

– other heat distribution system options

Gas tankless water heaters in solar thermal systems

– System monitoring and metering

– Component Innovations

– controllers

– variable speed pumps

Prerequisites required: Attendance at our “Introduction to Solar Water Heating” class or equivalent prior training/experience.

To learn more and to register, click here.

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Photovoltaics Hands-On Installation Workshop

September 25 – 26, 2010 Location: J.D. Patton ATC, Kenton County, Ky

8:30 am—5:00 pm each day

Fee: $125 Instructor: Tom Pitts, M.E.

NABCEP Training Hours: 14 hours

During this workshop participants will install a small off-grid solar electric system with battery back-up on a trailer. Instructor Tom Pitts is a Kentucky-licensed Master Electrician and the electrical instructor at the J.D. Patton Area Technology Center, where the training will be hosted. J.D. Patton ATC is on the campus of Kenton County School District, which has several innovative high performance schools and is presently installing one of the largest solar PV arrays in Kentucky.

Attendance limited to 12 people.

Prerequisite: Attendance in our Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics class or equivalent prior training/experience.

To register, please email or call Andy McDonald at solar@kysolar.org or 888-576-6527.

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Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics

October 26 – 27, 2010 Location: Frankfort, Ky

8:30 am—5:00 pm each day

Fee: $225

Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified Solar PV Instructor and NABCEP certified Solar PV Installer

NABCEP Training Hours & CEU’s: 14 hours

CEU’s for Ky Licensed M.E & E.E.: 14 hours

Participants in this two-day workshop will gain a basic understanding of solar electric (photovoltaic) design and installation principles.

For a full course description and to register, click here.

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Solar Site Assessments & PV System Design

October 28, 2010 Location: Frankfort, Ky

8:30 am—5:00 pm

Fee: $115

Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified Solar PV Instructor and NABCEP certified Solar PV Installer

NABCEP Training Hours & CEU’s: 7 hours

CEU’s for Ky Licensed M.E & E.E.: 7 hours

This workshop will provide an in-depth discussion of solar site assessments and PV system sizing and design.

Prerequisite: Attendance in our Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics class or equivalent prior training/experience.

For a full course description and to register, click here.

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Solar PV and the National Electric Code

October 29, 2010 Location: Frankfort, Ky

8:30 am—5:00 pm

Fee: $115

Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified Solar PV Instructor and NABCEP certified Solar PV Installer

NABCEP Training Hours & CEU’s: 7 hours

CEU’s for Ky Licensed M.E & E.E.: 7 hours

This course presents an in-depth analysis of issues for PV systems relating to NEC Section 690. Code issues in PV system design and specification will be covered as well as issues concerning product requirements, wiring, grounding and labeling. PV equipment will be on-hand for demonstration.

Prerequisite: Attendance in our Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics class or equivalent prior training/experience. (No prerequisites required for code officials).

For a full course description and to register, click here.

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NABCEP Training Hours Availability

These workshops are presented in accordance with NABCEP standards and follow the NABCEP PV or Solar Thermal Task Analysis. Each workshop will provide the indicated number of training hours which participants may use towards meeting the eligibility requirements to sit for the NABCEP PV or Solar Thermal exam.

For current NABCEP certified installers seeking Continuing Education Units, some of these workshops will also provide CEU hours, as indicated.

Workshop participants will receive a certificate indicating the number of hours of training completed upon completion of each workshop.

Workshops presented by Appalachia – Science in the Public Interest and the Kentucky Solar Partnership as part of our Sustainable Energy Training Series. Visit www.kysolar.org to learn more about this series and our other work.

Sponsors:

MACED – Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service

Christian Appalachian Project

Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research at U of L

Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence

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.