Solar Photovoltaics: Introductory Workshop
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Friday, November 3, 2017
South Board Room
Augusta County Government Center
18 Government Center Lane, Verona, VA 24482
Please join us for a workshop exploring solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. This workshop is offered through Virginia Cooperative Extension's Augusta County Extension Office, and Biological Systems Engineering Department, and is co-sponsored by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (VA-DMME) and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program of Virginia. Session speakers will include representatives from Virginia Cooperative Extension and Azimuth Solar Training, LLC. Registration is required, and can be completed online. Please see below for all event registration options. This event will be held at the Augusta County Government Center, directions are available at: LINK and the address is: Augusta County Government Center 18 Government Center Lane, Verona, VA 24482.
What are Solar Photovoltaics? "Photovoltaic (PV) materials and devices convert sunlight into electrical energy, and PV cells are commonly known as solar cells. Photovoltaics can literally be translated as light-electricity." [Full Excerpt at: Energy.gov]
Who Should Attend This Introductory Workshop?
If you are interested in learning more about the basics of solar PV systems, please join us for this workshop. During the session, solar energy training expert, Jeff Gilbert of Azimuth Solar Training, LLC, will provide an overview of this solar energy conversion technology, including introductory information on: system components, assessing solar resources, siting constraints, design options, assessing system economics, and more! Additionally, this workshop will highlight solar powered water pumping system applications and include an overview of the USDA Rural Development REAP program.
Training Session Speakers:
· Jeff Gilbert, President, Azimuth Solar Training
· Kent Ware, USDA Rural Development
· Matt Booher, Augusta County, Virginia Cooperative Extension
· Alston Horn, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
· John Ignosh, Dept. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Registration Information: Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Participants may register online for $15 OR, participants may register by calling (540) 432-6029 x108 AND sending a check for $20 made out to “Treasurer of Virginia Tech” via mail to Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2322 Blue Stone Hills Drive #140 Harrisonburg, VA 22801, please note in the check memo: "11/3/17 Solar PV Workshop". The check must be received by October 27, 2017. A box lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary restrictions during registration.
Notice: Pre-registration is required for the event and space is limited, online registration is $15, registration via check is $20. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact John Ignosh at 2322 Blue Stone Hills Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 at (540-432-6029/ TDD number is 800-828-1120) during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments.