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Learn to Install and Design Photovoltaic Systems

Sustainable Living Institute of Maui News Release 

In a training program on Molokai, residents can learn to design and install photovoltaic energy systems. The Entry Level Photovoltaic (PV) Training Program is a comprehensive training program that prepares students to take the entry level NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) exam. Held from Feb. 21-24 and Feb. 29 through March 3, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., it will train participants in the principles of small business, residential and commercial PV installation and design. 

The program includes training in the principles of sustainability, energy and electrical systems, renewable energy generation, project and worksite safety, and PV system planning. Attendees will be trained to design and plan for PV installation systems for residential and small business customers and work with customers in the field. It is ideal for future employees who will be helping to determine how PV technologies can be optimized to play a role in meeting energy demands, as well as how much PV technology solutions will cost and how quickly they will pay for themselves. 

Twelve scholarships for the program are available. Scholarship applications are available at sustainablemaui.org and UH Maui College Molokai/Molokai Rural Development Project office. Deadline is Feb. 16. 

This program is 100 percent funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Rural Development Project in the amount of $18,636. Auxiliary aids are available to individuals with disabilities upon request. An Equal Opportunity employer and program.


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