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Solar seminars scheduled

Dec 20, 2012

Two free solar seminars are set Saturday at the Fairfield Public Library meeting room.

The first is Photovoltaic Systems & Applications from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The second is Understanding Iowa’s Solar Potential and Viability from 3-4 p.m.

Snacks will be provided

SolPowerPeople Inc. presented these seminars in June and September at the Maharishi University of Management.

“We had a good turn out, and it was well received, but most everyone who attended was affiliated with the university because we really didn’t market the seminars to the general public, which is really the target audience for these introductory seminars,” said Sarah Raymer, SolPowerPeople’s director of education and training services.

The seminars are free for everyone, covered by an Iowa state grant.

The first seminar, PV Systems & Applications, is an introduction providing a rudimentary overview of solar photovoltaic system types and applications. The course provides a basic understanding of the various types of PV systems and the many types of applications to which they are deployed.

At the end of the seminar, participants will be given a certificate of completion as verification of successful completion of all requirements.

The second seminar, Understanding Iowa’s Solar Potential and Viability, provides an overview of the solar potential and viability for the state. Highlights include an analysis of the solar resource available for the state and what that translates to in terms of potential renewable energy generation.

Attendees need no solar industry experience to attend.

At the end of each seminar, participants will be given a certificate of completion as verification of successful completion of all requirements.

More details of the seminars can be found at http://solpowerpeople.com/solar-training/renewable-energy-training.

According to Raymer, the group plans to deliver a 40-hour hands-on workshop early in 2013 in Fairfield.

“These are really great seminars and the progressive Fairfield community will get a lot out of them,” said Raymer.

 

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