Lincoln Land Community College is partnering with Wind Solar USA to offer this educational opportunity to those interested in renewable energy job training.
Fall 2020 Courses
Interested in solar energy for your home or business? Or thinking of joining the solar workforce? This class will give you a great start to know more! In this, 4-week courses, you’ll learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, make energy efficiency recommendations, and perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business.
WST 034 03 Solar Site Assessor
Course Type: Hybrid
Instructor: Michelle Knox
$275.00; for FALL 2020 ONLY $225.00
Dates: September 21, 2020 – October 17, 2020
Special Notes: This class meets entirely online except one 4-hour face to face hands-on lab session. This lab session meeting date is Saturday, October 17, 2020 and class meeting time will be from either 8:30 – noon or 12:30 – 4:30 pm in WCC1169. Once in the class, your instructor will coordinate the meeting time with the students.
PREREQUISITE: Intro to Solar Photovoltaics OR EQUIVALENT with DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED.
Participants in this hybrid course will learn how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. The course will cover site assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency recommendations, array placement options, basic system sizing, cost estimates, and evaluating existing infrastructure on site. Participants will learn how to access online tools for solar resource analysis, PV system performance calculators, and incentives.
This certificate provides skills training needed by professionals engaging consumers in renewable energy systems for their homes and businesses. Site assessors evaluate the energy consumption of a household or business, as well as the solar or wind resource at the location. They help clients understand system options and their benefits. They work with clients to recommend the site and size of the solar or wind system that will best fit their needs. Site assessors also estimate system production and identify the cost, incentives, and financing options available.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Use site assessment tools
- Size a PV system
- Recommend a PV system type to meet a home or owner’s goals
- Identify and recommend steps for energy efficiency
- Perform a load analysis
- Identify and recommend array placement options
- Quantify the solar resource
- Provide a general cost estimate
- Write a PV site assessment report
- Use web-based performance calculators
- Provide installer and equipment vendor information
Register for this class!
Note: You DO NOT need to submit high school transcripts. In addition, select courses only if you are only signing up for only these solar classes right now and not taking other classes at the moment. You DO not need to sign up for New Student Orientation. Once the form is complete, you will receive an email with your LLCC email address and further instructions to register. Once registered, you will have access to Blackboard where your online portion of the class will be located.
For questions on registration, contact Registration at 217-786-2292 or firstname.lastname@example.org