Frostburg State University will offer an education program on design, installation and maintenance of residential wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generation systems. The program includes an online component from Oct. 13 to Dec. 5, as well as a hands-on component from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14 to prepare the attendees for the certification test administered by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Inc. The hands-on part of the program will be held in FSU’s Compton Science Center.
The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 30.
Participants will learn the basics of PV/wind systems, resource assessment, setup configuration and regulations related to PV and wind generation system installations. Relevant sections of the National Electric Code will also be covered. The FSU engineering labs and WISE system located on campus will be available for practical experiments and demonstrations.
Separate workshops will be offered for PV and windmill installations. The registration fee is $500 for either one of the workshops or $750 for both. Space is limited, and enrollment is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Hilkat Soysal at (301) 687-3166 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.frostburg.edu/renewable.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.