FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2011
Contact: Chris Davis, Communications Manager
Free Solar Photovoltaic Technology Training Course Offered in Memphis
Six-day course begins January 24 at Fogelman Conference Center
KNOXVILLE – Businesses or persons interested in learning the basics of Solar Installation and Photovoltaic (PV) Technology can now take advantage of a free six-day training course at the Fogelman Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive on the University of Memphis campus.
The training, offered jointly by The University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services, Pellissippi State Technical Community College and the Tennessee Solar Institute, will begin January 24 and run through January 29.
The training course focuses on many different aspects of the Solar PV field, including:
• PV history and market developments
• Solar concepts and terminology
• Onsite PV system configurations and components
• PV safety
At the conclusion of the course, there is an entry-level Certificate of Knowledge exam, endorsed by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). NABCEP is the “gold standard” for PV and solar thermal installation certification and it offers certification and certificate programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.
The training times are 8 am to 5 pm each day, with lunch provided. Please note: a pre-screening exam is required for all registrants. Interested parties should contact their local TN Career Center to take the Career Readiness Exam (CRC) - a gold certificate is required to register for the solar training course.
To register for this Solar PV course, contact:
Ms. Jackie Ervin
Tennessee Career Center - Memphis
444 North Main Street, 2nd Floor
Memphis, TN 38105.
About Tennessee Solar Institute
The Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) is a center of excellence between the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory that brings together scientists, engineers and technical experts with business leaders and policymakers to help speed the deployment of solar technology. Its mission is to advance the understanding of solar innovation and to inspire new ideas that speed the development and implementation of solar-based technology in Tennessee. TSI is housed at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. For more information, visit http://solar.tennessee.edu.
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