The course will start on 11/5/09 and run through 11/9/09.
This five-day course is limited to 15 attendees, and will run from 9 am to 4 pm culminating in a hands-on installation the final two days. The cost will be $400, including text. To register, interested persons may call 570-224-0052.
This is the fourth solar PV course being offered by SEEDS due to popular demand. Previous courses in January, March and June were quickly filled with a waiting list.
The course will include siting, sizing, installation techniques, codes, NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals) certification requirements, use of the Solar Pathfinder and its accompanying software, grid-tie and off-grid systems, and will culminate in a hands-on installation.
The instructor will again be Roy Butler, owner of Four Winds Renewable Energy in Arkport, NY. He holds a PV (photovoltaic) certification by NABCEP, and is a NYSERDA (New York Energy Research & Development Authority) eligible installer of wind and PV grid tie electric systems in NY State. He has more than 12 years of design and installation experience, covering grid-tie, and off-grid wind electric, solar electric and solar water pumping systems. He has installed over 200 renewable energy systems for home, farm and industry.
Butler is on the NABCEP Technical Review Committees for PV and wind installer certification, and a technical editor for Home Power Magazine. When he is not out designing and installing renewable energy systems for Four Winds, Butler is teaching at Ulster County Community College, Alfred State College of Technology, and at many workshops throughout the nation.
“We are sponsoring all this training to ensure local jobs for local people in the renewable energy industry,” says SEEDS chair Michele Sands. “The increase in electricity costs scheduled for January make renewable energy training a win-win choice for our community. We really need local people to install and maintain these systems for residences, community buildings and business.”
SEEDS is a local non-profit corporation committed to developing a renewable energy infrastructure and promoting more sustainable living in our area. It was given the Green Powerhouse of Northeast Pennsylvania award for Non-profits by the Northeast PA Business Journal, this summer. To further its aims, SEEDS is working with Penn State extension offices in Pike and Wayne, the Wayne Conservation District, the Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation and Development Council of the US Department of Agriculture, the Pike Wayne Conservation Partnership and the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society.
To reserve a spot in the upcoming course send your contact information to SEEDSGroup@gmail, or call Michele at (570) 224-0052.