Presentation on theme: "3/30/2011 SC Solar Council Quarterly Meeting March 25 th, 2011 Solar Energy Training Centers Tom Yeoman SCTCS Special Energy Training Project Coordinator."— Presentation transcript:
3/30/2011 SC Solar Council Quarterly Meeting March 25 th, 2011 Solar Energy Training Centers Tom Yeoman SCTCS Special Energy Training Project Coordinator
3/30/2011 Solar Energy Training Centers Solar Energy Training Centers Awards SC Energy Office providing grant support the creation of Solar Energy Training capacity in South Carolina. RFP/competitive selection process by SCEO/SCTCS Training for Solar Thermal Installation Technicians Training for Solar Photovoltaic Installation Technicians
3/30/2011 Solar Energy Training Centers Initial awards to three SETCs Greenville Technical College (full award) Greenville, SC Trident Technical College (full award) North Charleston, SC Aiken Technical College (partial award) Aiken, SC Recent addition of York Technical College York Technical College Rock Hill, SC
3/30/2011 Solar Energy Training Centers Technician (Installer) Training Credentials Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installer Solar Thermal Installer NABCEP National Standards North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
3/30/2011 Solar Training Curricula Solar Energy International (SEI) training material provider SCTCS acquired training license for use at GTC, TTC and YTC ST101 Solar Hot Water PV101 Solar Electric Fundamentals and Grid-Direct Design PV 202 Grid Direct Solar Electric Systems and Code Criteria ST101 Solar Hot Water (40 hour course) Theory, Design & Installation Techniques necessary to install and maintain a solar domestic hot water system. Passive solar water heaters, drain-back systems, antifreeze system, pool and space heating systems Safety, code compliance, sizing and solar collector performance Based upon the NABCEP Solar Thermal Task Analysis PV101 Solar Electric Fundamentals and Grid-Direct Design (40 hour course) Fundamentals of Photovoltaic site analysis, mounting, and grounding Students wire a grid-direct system, including the inverter, disconnects, racking and grounding using commercially available components and small 20-watt modules Preparation for the NABCEP Solar PV testing requirements PV 202 Grid Direct Solar Electric Systems and Code Criteria (40 hour course) Hands-on installation practice with grid direct systems Students will install, tear down, dissect, and reinstall different grid-direct PV systems. The lab workshop will focus on safe installation and commissioning practices. Preparation for the NABCEP Solar PV testing requirements Acquired a one (1) year, renewable training license from SEI
3/30/2011 Solar Training Curricula Solar Energy International selected as the initial training material provider After successfully completing PV 101, participants are eligible to sit for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Both NABCEP and SEI recommend students do not take the exam immediately following PV 101, but rather spend additional time preparing. The NABCEP exam includes questions on grid-direct and battery-based PV systems.
3/30/2011 NABCEP PV Installer Certification The NABCEP PV installer certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV installers with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners. It is not intended to prevent qualified individuals from installing PV systems nor to replace state licensure requirements.
3/30/2011 NABCEP PV Installer Certification NABCEP Solar Photovoltaic Installer Entry Level Training (ISPQ) Institute of Sustainable Power Quality accredited Entry Level Exam Required PV Installations Installer Certification Exam
3/30/2011 NABCEP Solar Thermal Installer Certification The NABCEP solar thermal installer certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which solar thermal installers with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners. It is not intended to prevent qualified individuals from installing solar thermal systems nor to replace state licensure requirements.
3/30/2011 NABCEP Solar Thermal Installer Certification NABCEP Solar Thermal Installer Qualify to sit for the Solar Thermal Installer Exam Entry Level Training (ISPQ) NOT required, but recommended Institute of Sustainable Power Quality accredited Required Solar Thermal Installations
3/30/2011 Solar Energy Training Center Solar PV RFP for a 4.5 KW system is in process The 20-24 PV panels associated with the RFP: 16 are intended to be used for demonstration purposes on campus and to offset energy consumption at one of our training classrooms/test houses. The remaining PV panels will be used during the mock installation portion of our training A test roof is being constructed Solar Thermal Discussions with a solar thermal manufacturer for a donation of a packaged solar thermal system for use in training students in credit and non credit programs. Solar Thermal training will be incorporated into the plumbing trades credit degree program and will be incorporated into the solar training course in the Corporate and Continuing Education division York Technical College
3/30/2011 Solar Energy Training Center At present ATC resources will not permit the use of the Solar Energy Institute (installer) training curricula An ATC instructor has participated in Solar Training (summer 2010) at NCSC ATC is adding alternative energy into their existing credit courses (EGR-130, EET-130, and EET-141 ATC is developing a full semester alternative energy course. Aiken Technical College
3/30/2011 TTC Green serves as an umbrella that focuses on the college’s sustainability objectives including green curricula and short-term work force training, student engagement, facilities and conservation, and public awareness. NCSU model of the solar trainer to be built at TTC, the actual solar trainer will be larger Solar Energy Training Center
3/30/2011 Solar Energy Training Center Spring Course Offerings Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Summer Course Offerings Intro to Solar Power Solar Thermal Solar Photovoltaic
3/30/2011 Solar Energy Training Center Partners and Supporting Organizations
3/30/2011 Solar Energy Training Center Gene Wilson attended NCSU Solar Training Center PV and passed NABCEP Entry Level status Gene is taking his NABCEP PV Installers Exam in Florida today Ed Abraham attended NCSU Solar Training Center Thermal and passed NCSU Entry Level Exam Solar equipment has been ordered, donated, delivered or coordinated.
3/30/2011 Planned one grid tie system connected with Enphase® inverters using a minimum of 2 each 200 watt solar panels. One stand alone system using a minimum of 3 each 200 watt panels connected to a 48 volt Blue Sky Energy charge controller and appropriate inverter. One glycol package unit solar thermal panel, pumps, and tank. One drain back system to include solar thermal panel, pumps, and tank Solar Energy Training Center
3/30/2011 Solar Energy Training Center One grid tie system connected with Enphase inverters using a minimum of 2 each 200 watt solar panels. Develop, coordinate and facilitate Solar related courses designed to be integrated into our current curriculum
3/30/2011 Solar Industry and the SETC’s NABCEP certification requires “installations” Instructional faculty Students Involvement/support for your SETC’s What are we doing well What can be improved Equipment and Materials
3/30/2011 What’s Next Planning phase of the joint development an “SC” Solar Installation Technician training curricula. Meet NABCEP task lists Solar Thermal/Passive Solar Photovoltaic Development Team would be comprised of: Greenville SETC Trident SETC York SETC SCTCS
3/30/2011 Contacts at SETCs Greenville SETC Gene Wilson (864) 250-8251 Gene.Wilson@gvltec.edu Trident SETC Tim Fulford (843) 574-6177 firstname.lastname@example.org York SETC George Russell (803) 981-7020 GRussell@YorkTech.eduGRussell@YorkTech.edu) Aiken SETC Steve Simmons (803) 593-9231 x1326 email@example.com
3/30/2011 Questions? The South Carolina Technical College System Energy Portal http://www.sctechsystem.com/green/training.html Tom Yeoman Special Energy Efficiency Training Project Coordinator South Carolina Technical College System Academic Affairs Division firstname.lastname@example.org 803-896-5325