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Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics

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Participants in this two-day workshop will gain a basic understanding of solar electric (photovoltaic) design and installation principles.

  • Training
When May 08, 2012 08:30 AM to
May 09, 2012 05:00 PM
Where Frankfort, KY
Contact Name
Contact Phone 1-888-576-6527
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May 8 & 9, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

101 Lakeview Court

Frankfort, KY 40601


Topics to be addressed include:

  • Overview of Photovoltaics and PV Electric Principles
  • The four PV System Types
  • Best Applications & Limitations for each System Type
  • System Components
  • Solar Site Assessments
  • System Sizing and Design for the four PV System Types
  • Installation Techniques, Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Financial Incentives, Financing, and Net Metering Rules
  • Safety
  • Basic Line Drawings

Instructor: Chris LaForge, ISPQ Certified PV Instructor, NABCEP Certified PV Installer



Registration forms are available online.

Registration fee for the two-day workshop is $275 and includes lunch and refreshments each day.


This workshop is presented by Appalachia – Science in the Public Interest and the Kentucky Solar Partnership as part of their Sustainable Energy Training Series. The series is oriented towards professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and the scope of services they offer, as well as others interested in learning more about these important fields. 


Thanks to the support of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), scholarships are available to those who live and work in eastern Kentucky, based on need. To apply for a scholarship, please contact the Kentucky Solar Partnership.


  • MACED – Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
  • Johnson Controls
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