Upcoming Training in Photovoltaic Design
Photovoltaic (PV) Design and Installation Basics:
January 4-8, 2010
Coordinated by SUNY Delhi Business and Community Services in cooperation with NYSERDA & IREC
The New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) in cooperation with SUNY Delhi is pleased to offer a 40 hour course designed for those who have an interest in PV and want to learn how to design and install a PV system. Typically. the background and experience of each participant can vary significantly. We endeavor to make this course meaningful to all who attend, from the homeowner looking to make an informed decision, to the tradesman who wants to install a PV system. There will be hands-on experience installing a grid-tied and battery-based system.
The State University of New York at Delhi, College of Technology, has achieved ISPQ Accreditation from the
Interstate Renewable Energy Council for teaching Photovoltaics: Design and Installation. This recognition
was awarded on August 15, 2005 and is valid for five years. Accreditation by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council
does not confer any guarantee of training outcomes.
The ISPQ Accreditation was made possible by a grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
The Photovoltaic training courses are being developed as an extension of the College's existing curriculum in Electrical Construction and Maintenance. This is an ideal match because much of the technical work of installing a PV system has to do with an interface to a home's electrical service. The marriage of the two at SUNY Delhi will allow an individual who is qualified to work as an Electrician, the opportunity to also become a Certified installer of PV systems.
Two individuals at the College who are leading this initiative are Associate Professor (retired) Robert Morris and Instructor Jim Ellis. Each of them are both experienced electricians and experienced instructors in the Electrical Construction field.