Morrisville State College Renewable Energy Training Center Offers Workshops

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Morrisville State College's Renewable Energy Training Center (RETC) is offering two one-day workshops.

Grounding for Solar and Wind Power Systems—a Contractor's Perspective, will be held July 16, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and Woody Biomass Markets and Wood Gasification will be held July 17, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Grounding for Solar and Wind Power Systems—a Contractor's Perspective workshop will cover grounding requirements and considerations for residential and small-scale commercial wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Participants earn 6.5 PDH and .65 CEU.

Woody Biomass Markets and Wood Gasification will provide an overview of the North American woody biomass market focusing on the pellet industry and also highlight options participants can pursue to make use of North America's largest renewable carbon-neutral resources for their own homes and communities.

The workshop will also cover wood gasification, including the wood gasification process, basic design principles, challenges and various applications. Participants will also build and operate a small gasifier. Participants earn 7 PDH and 0.7 CEU.

Tuition for each workshop, which will be held at the RETC in Shannon Hall, is $300 with scholarships available to offset costs.

Call 315-684-6391 or visit 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.