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Morrisville State College offers workshop to assist homeowners, farmers, and small business owners

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Want to find a renewable energy system that is more reasonable for the location you live in? Morrisville State College’s Renewable Energy Training Center (RETC) is offering a work shop that will focus specifically on just that.

On July 14 a one-day workshop, Wind or Solar-Which Renewable Energy System is Right for Me? will be offered at MSC. RETC staff will guide participants through a preliminary site assessment for their property to determine what renewable energy system (wind, solar photovoltaic, or solar hot water) is most practical and economically feasible for their location. This workshop will have a quantitative analysis and include the use of Microsoft Excel and free online resources. Participants should bring their utility bill, address of site, calculator and laptop.

During the workshop activities will include: reading a utility bill to determine monthly fluctuations, annual total energy consumption, cost per kWh, and System Benefits Charge. Participants will be estimating the solar resource using existing data, and determining shade analysis.

The workshop is $30. Participants will earn 7 professional development hours (PDH) and .7 continuing education units (CEU). To register, or for more information or questions call 315.684.6391, email retc@morrisville.edu, or visit http://retc.morrisville.edu.

Morrisville State College’s RETC is a multi-county alliance of employers, training providers, economic development partners and K-12 schools to address the long- and short-term needs of New York State’s high-growth, high-demand renewable energy sector. It is funded in part, by a grant under the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grant Initiative administered by the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.

Morrisville State College is an EEO/AA employer.