Archive for April 4, 2012

Upcoming Solar Energy 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 photovoltaics, solar water heating systems, and trends in the US solar energy industry.

Full workshop descriptions and registration information can be found at www.kysolar.org and in the Workshop Guide. Financial support is available to residents of eastern Kentucky in the form of low-interest loans to cover registration fees and grants to cover travel expenses. Thanks to MACED for their financial support.

Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics
May 8 – 9 , 2012
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fee: $275
Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified Solar PV Master Trainer
NABCEP Certified PV Installer
Location: Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office
101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601

Solar Site Assessments and PV System Design
May 10, 2012
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fee: $140
Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified Solar PV Master Trainer
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
May 11, 2012
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $140
Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified Solar PV Master Trainer
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

Introduction to Solar Water Heating Systems
June 5 – 6, 2012
8:30am – 5:00 pm each day
Fee: $275
Instructor: Bill Guiney, Director of Solar Heating & Cooling, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Prerequisite: None
Location: Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office
101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601

Solar Industry Trends and New Technologies
June 7, 2012
8:30am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $100
Instructor: Bill Guiney, Director of Solar Heating & Cooling, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Prerequisite: None
Location: Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office
101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601

Advanced Solar Photovoltaics
July 10 – 12, 2012
8:30am – 5:00 pm each day
Fee: $415
Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified Solar PV Master Trainer
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

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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 Assistance is available to those who live and work in eastern Kentucky. MACED (Mountain Association for Community Economic Development) is offering low-interest loans to cover registration fees and grants to cover travel expenses. Full information about the financial assistance is available on the REGISTRATION FORM (available at www.kysolar.org) or by calling the Kentucky Solar Partnership at 502-227-4562 or solar@kysolar.org.

Thanks to MACED for providing financial support to our eastern Kentucky participants.

TTCP’s Mobile Power Station To Be Unveiled!

Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski’s Solar Photovoltaic program along with Industrial Welding and Advanced Manufacturing have recently joined together to design, develop and construct a mobile power station able to produce 2,400 watts of solar power with a 9,600 amp hour capacity battery bank.  This power station was the design of TTC’s Solar program the frame of which was built by the Industrial Welding class.  The ten Sharp solar panels and the eight SunExtender batteries, inverters and electronics were wired by TTC’s solar class.  The Advanced Manufacturing class installed a dual cylinder, 3000 pound capacity hydraulic system to lift one side of the station for better solar access. This 2.4 Kilo Watt system has the potential to power a small home or an average construction site. This system has a 25 year warranty to produce clean, quiet energy and will be in service long after the warranty is gone.  All components, products and hardware are proudly made in America – from the solar panels made in Memphis, TN to the inverters produced in Denver, CO.  This system can be placed in service anywhere you can drive a truck.

This mobile power station is to be unveiled on Monday, April 2nd at the Pulaski town square next to the electric vehicle charging stations from 11 am until 1 pm.

See our website for more information, pictures and videos and any future display dates and locations of this and all of our other projects and programs.

www.ttcpulaski.edu

931-424-4014

TTCP is an EOE/ADA/AA employer