Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Workshop - Photovoltaic System Fundamentals

The Photovoltaic System Fundamentals workshop will take place on June 13 2014 - Jun 14 2014. This 1 1/2 day workshop will introduce participants to the basic concepts, tools, materials and construction and engineering techniques needed to design and construct systems that convert solar resources into electricity with photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Participants will learn how to assess the solar resources available at a particular site and how to use that information to estimate the energy production and economics of a PV system. Participants will learn how to design and construct safe and reliable code compliant photovoltaic systems.

The workshop will address contemporary trends, products and policies and incentives. It will include lectures and power point presentations, site assessment and system design and construction activities, computer modeling, and exploration of numerous systems we have set up around the Department of Technology & Environmental Design at Appalachian State University.

Learning Objectives:

1.Measure and assess solar resources at a site and using that data estimate the energy production and system economics of photovoltaic systems
2.Identify and describe a wide variety of components used in solar electricity producing systems and basic system types
3.Design and construct both grid tied and battery based photovoltaic systems
4.Describe policies and incentives in place to stimulate the market for PV in NC
5.Estimate the economics of PV systems Who should attend? High school** and community college teachers, architects, engineers, builders, handy homeowners, entrepreneurs, and tradesmen and women

**Note: 5 FULL scholarships (sorry, all are claimed, I can put your name on a list if someone cancels) are available to the first 5 high school teachers that email millerjm1@appstate.edu**

Cost: $375* (includes lunch on Friday) *Early Registration Cost: $325 - Register by close of business day May 23 to receive discount Students in UNC system cost: $300** **Student Early Registration Cost: $275

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, *Revised Location* -Room 180 in Katherine Harper Hall/Kerr Scott Hall. Park at Rivers Street Parking Deck next to building, a parking permit that you should display in your vehicle will be issued at check-in. Time: Friday, June 13 9:00am - 4:00 pm and Saturday, June 14 9:00am - 1:00pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 1.0 License renewal credit for teachers, 10 LU|HSW, 10 PDH All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion

Instructor: Dennis Scanlin

Dennis Scanlin is a Professor in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design at Appalachian State University. He received a BS from Penn State University and a MA & Ed.D from West Virginia University. Energy education & renewable energy technology have been the major focus of his work.

He has designed, constructed & tested many renewable energy systems including; solar ovens, food dryers, lumber kilns, water heaters, water distillers, space heating systems, green houses, and small hydro, wind, & PV systems. He has also developed and taught numerous courses and workshops focusing on a wide variety of renewable energy technologies over the last 30 years. Over the last 10 years renewable electricity system design and construction has been the major focus of his work.

Click here to register.

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