How to Engage and Advocate in Climate Change
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
Location: Farmingdale State College, Lupton Hall room T101
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
This day-long "boot camp" seeks to develop the skills that enable people to turn environmental and sustainability concerns into practice through advocacy and engagement. Climate change is an urgent crisis for Long Island and our world, and one that requires a social movement of renewed civic participation.
This workshop is Sponsored by Renewable Energy and Sustainability at Farmingdale College, the Long Island Progressive Coalition and the Sierra Club. This workshop will cover the elements of movement-building, including telling your story, understanding power, building a base in your community, and planning actions. Participants will leave with a stronger capacity to put their values into practice, and future opportunities to build a more sustainable Long Island.
This workshop is Free. But Registration is required.
Design, Installation and Maintenance of Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems Workshop
The workshop introduces the fundamental concepts in Photovoltaic technology. It provides training in the design, installation and maintenance of grid connected residential photovoltaic systems. The course is developed based on Task Analysis of NABCEP. Topics covered include:
- Overview of PV Systems
- Sunshine basics
- How PV works
- Components of a PV systems
- Setup, configuration and sizing
- Wiring and controls
- Relevant sections of NEC
- Zoning laws and building codes pertaining to PV systems
- Interconnection requirements in New York State
- Specific parameters of concern to utilities in grid connected systems
- Practical experiments and demonstrations of different aspects of PV
- Site visit with detailed explanation of maintenance and troubleshooting
- Actual hands on set-up of a small scale grid connected system
In addition, basic electrical concepts and safety issues related to PV installation and maintenance work will be covered. It is a 6-day, 48-hour training course that includes extensive hands-on experience and real world applications. The first day provides an introduction to basic electricity and PV concepts and it is optional for engineers and licensed electricians. Students are eligible to take the NABCEP Entry Level PV Exam after completing this course. (additional fee applies)
The Solar Energy Center at Farmingdale State College is accredited as a training institution and continuing education institution on solar energy by the Institute of Sustainable Power. This is the first such center to be accredited in the Northeast and the fourth in the entire USA. The center promotes education, applied research, training and public awareness in sustainable energy and in particular solar energy. Farmingdale State College is the site of the first utility scale photovoltaic demonstration project in the Northeast U.S. Three 20 kW units and one 20 kW unit were installed at various locations on campus in 1992 and 1993 respectively.
March 19 to 24, 2018
Location: Lupton Hall Room 130A
Class limit: 20
Lead Instructor: Jonathan Lane (NABCEP Certified)
The deadline for payment is one week prior to the selected workshop date.
Register before deadline: $795
Register after deadline: $895
(Lunch and textbook are included)
Electricians, Solar Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Home Builders, Contractors and anyone who is interested in solar PV systems.
Phone: 631-794-6175 (Registration)
Phone: 631-794-6382 (Technical)