ASPI’s Sustainable Energy Training Series Presents June 2010 Workshops

ASPI’s Sustainable Energy Training Series Presents June 2010 Workshops:
 
Introduction to Solar Water Heating Systems
June 2—3, 2010
Mount Vernon, KY
8:30 am—5:00 pm each day
Fee: $225
This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to solar water heating systems, focusing on the two freeze-protected system types suitable for year-round use in Kentucky, pressurized glycol and drainback systems. Participants will receive a certificate for 14 hours of training that can be applied towards meeting candidate eligibility requirements for NABCEP solar thermal installer certification. The course provides 14 CEU’s for NABCEP-certified installers. Registration includes a copy of Solar Water Heating by Bob Ramlow, plus lunch and refreshments both days.
Instructor: Bill Guiney, Johnson Controls, Inc.
TO REGISTER: Visit www.kysolar.org
 
Creating a Successful Solar or Energy Conservation Business
June 4, 2010
Mount Vernon, KY
9:00 am—5:00 pm
Fee: $115
This workshop is directed towards small businesses working in the expanding “clean energy” sector – solar and other renewable energies, energy efficiency, conservation, and green building. The workshop will present successful business management and marketing strategies that can help small businesses establish a strong foundation for long-term success.
 
Bill Guiney of Johnson Controls, Inc. will speak from 30 years of experience in the solar industry about the fundamentals of managing a solar energy business, successful marketing strategies, and lessons he’s learned over the years. Bill Schutters of MACED will present “Guerilla Marketing Tactics for the Entrepreneur” and “Elements of Entrepreneurship,” discussing characteristics of small businesses that are outside traditional business management.  
 
Participants will receive a certificate for 7 hours of training that can be applied towards meeting candidate eligibility requirements for NABCEP solar thermal installer certification. This course provides 7 CEU’s for NABCEP-certified installers. Registration includes lunch and refreshments.
TO REGISTER: Visit www.kysolar.org
 
Solar Water Heater Installation Workshop with HomeGrown HideAways
  June 12 -13, 2010
Berea, Kentucky
  8:30 am – 5:30 pm each day
  Fee: $225
  In conjunction with A-SPI, the Ky Solar Partnership, and MACED, HomeGrown HideAways is offering a hands-on Solar Water Heater Installation workshop. This workshop will be presented in accordance with NABCEP standards and follow the NABCEP Solar Thermal Task Analysis. The course will give attendees a certificate for 16 hours of training that can be applied towards meeting candidate eligibility requirements for NABCEP solar thermal installer certification.
   Instructor: Joshua Bills, CEM
   TO REGISTER: visit www.homegrownhideaways.org .
 
For more information about the installation workshop, visit http://homegrownhideaways.org/Documents/SHW%20flyer%20150.pdf 
Pre-Requisite: Attendance at the “Introduction to Solar Water Heating” workshop on June 2 – 3 or equivalent prior education/experience required.
Textbook Purchase Required: Solar Water Heating by Bob Ramlow
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Financial support available to residents of Eastern Kentucky for the workshops on June 2 – 3 and June 4, covering registration fees and travel expenses, based on need, thanks to MACED (Mountain Association for Community Economic Development). To learn if you are eligible for a financial support award, contact Danny Isaacs at MACED at 859-986-2373. Applications for Financial Support can be downloaded at www.kysolar.org.
 
To register for the June 2 – 3 & June 4 workshops, visit www.kysolar.org. Questions? Call or email Andy McDonald at 502-227-4562 or solar@kysolar.org.
 
To register for the June 12 – 13 hands-on solar water heater installation workshop, visit www.homegrownhideaways.org.
 
NABCEP training hours available for those preparing for NABCEP Solar Thermal Certification.
 
The Sustainable Energy Training Series is presented by Appalachia—Science in the Public Interest and the Kentucky Solar Partnership. Sponsors include MACED (Mountain Association for Community Economic Development), Johnson Controls, Inc., Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service, Christian Appalachian Project, Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research at U of L, and the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence.

Andy McDonald, Director
Kentucky Solar Partnership
502-227-4562

The Kentucky Solar Partnership is a project of Appalachia - Science in the Public Interest, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Working for healthy land and sustainable communities in Kentucky and Central Appalachia.  www.a-spi.org

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