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.

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