Learn About Solar Photovoltaic Systems at Morrisville State College Renewable Energy Training Center

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Morrisville State College's Renewable Energy Training Center (RETC) is hosting two workshops on solar photovoltaic systems.

Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Engineers and Architects will be held on Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Topics include the basic design and specification of PV systems, choosing PV modules and inverters, the basics of series string sizing, dealing with wind and weight loading issues, mounting, cost considerations and practical implementation.

Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Installation will be held on Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Topics include designing and installing large-scale solar energy systems (ranging from 50 kW to 5 MW), implementing commercial systems with consideration for civil services and needs of large scale building, troubleshooting, performance monitoring and the intricacies of power purchase agreements

Both workshops will be presented by Dr. Gay Canough, a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certified installer and master trainer, and one of the nation's premier solar pioneers.

Tuition for each workshop is $300, with scholarships available to offset costs. Participants will earn 7 PDH and .7 CEU. The workshops will be held in the Morrisville State College RETC in Shannon Hall.

Call 315-684-6391 or visit retc.morrisville.edu for more information and scholarship details or to register online.

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, one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options.