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E-M:/ POSTPONED: GLREA PV Apprentice Training - SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY



DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, WE HAVE HAD TO POSTPONE THIS TRAINING. 
 
We are tentatively planning to reschedule for March 2008.  Please watch www.glrea.org for more details.
 
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.  THANK YOU!
 

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
Presents:
Solar Photovoltaic Apprentice Training
NOVEMBER 5-9 TRAINING POSTPONED!
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily
 
Interested in learning how to install solar electric (photovoltaic) systems?  This is the course for you!
 
GLREA's PV Apprentice Training course
tends to fill quickly.
 
REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.GLREA.ORG!
 
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. 
 
Sponsored by:
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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:  Bruce R. Lowstuter, P.E., of Clean Energy Systems,  is a licensed Professional Engineer and a GLREA certified Systems Integrator.  He has 30 years experience in design and management of engineering projects.
 
Place
     ·  SaginawValleyStateUniversity(Room to be determined)
 
Registration     
·  Web site:  Click Here           ·  Phone:  800-434-9788
 
Cost:    ·  Non-members:  $980    ·  Members:  $930    · 
Includes all books and references



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
2007 Michigan Solar Tour - Saturday, October 6, 2007
www.glrea.org

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