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REGISTER TODAY!  SPACE IS FILLING FAST!
Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
Presents:
Solar Photovoltaic Apprentice Training
October 8th - 12th, 2007
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily


Online Registration >
PLEASE ALSO COMPLETE HARD COPY REGISTRATION BELOW.
Apprentice Program Description
This 5-day program combines classroom sessions with field experience to provide the graduate with the experience and reference materials needed to advance a career in the distributed generation profession. It consists of three classroom and two workshop days.  This course is aligned with the NABCEP task analysis for a PV Installation Training.
Objectives
  1. Provide an introduction to renewable energy theory.
  2. Introduce apprentices to different types of distributed generation technologies and system components.
  3. Train apprentices in the methods of safe interconnection.
  4. Train apprentices in the issues of the National Electric Code
  5. Provide hands on installation experience
  6. Brief exposure to troubleshooting distributed energy systems
  7. Provide continuing education and job placement opportunities.
Course Outline
DAY 1
Electricity Review, Solar Characteristics, Photovoltaic Theory and System Components
DAY 2
System Configurations, Standards and Codes, Siting and Design, Utility Interconnection, Troubleshooting and Maintenance
DAY 3
Mechanical and Electrical Design, Permits, System Construction, Installation Practices, Project Management and Safety
DAY 4
Hands On Workshop
Component Testing, Working With Inverters & Batteries, PV System Construction and Assembly
DAY 5
Hands On Workshop
PV System Assembly, System Testing and Commissioning
Course Prerequisites
  • Formal training in electrical technology at a community college level or equivalent, OR
  • Some classes in electrical technology and some practical experience, OR
  • A good self-learned fundamental knowledge of electrical technology and significant practical experience
Instructors
Robert Pratt, PE: Owner and president of RGP Pro and previously Principle Engineer specializing in energy systems and photovoltaic technologies for 36 years at DTE Energy.     
            
Bruce Lowstuter: GLREA Certified Photovoltaic Installer and Integrator.
Place
GLREA Energy Demonstration Center
257 S. Bridge St., Dimondale, MI  48821
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Online Registration 
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In addition to online registration, ALL registrants are required to complete the linked application here: 
http://www.glrea.org/Solar_Photovoltaic.pdf

Please return this completed application to GLREA. 

Phone:  1-800-748-0566 (ext. 1700)

Cost:
GLREA Members: $930     Non-Members: $980
Includes all textbooks and extensive reference materials

For more information or to register via phone
, call the GLREA office at
800-434-9788.



Jennifer Malinowski, Program Manager
 
Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
257 S. Bridge St., PO Box 346, Dimondale, MI  48821
517-646-6269 ph / 517-646-8584 fax / jennifer.malinowski@glrea.org
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