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Registration Deadline for Solar Design and Installation Workshop Friday, June 29th!

Nebraska Extension in partnership with Dixon Power Systems

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This workshop is open to the public.

Instructors:  John Hay, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Jon Dixon, Dixon Power Systems
Cost: $450 for the week
Deadline: Registration and payment due by Friday, June 29th
Workshop Dates: July 9th – July 13th

WORKSHOP CONTENT

  • Introduction to Solar PV electronics and components
  • Basics of electricity, measuring, tools and safety
  • Solar siting – where to locate the panels, sun angles
  • Capabilities and limitations of solar PV
  • Electrical codes, state and federal policy, tax credits and economics
  • Building a rack
  • Attaching inverters and other components
  • Grounding and other wiring
  • Wire management and final appearance
  • Working with your utility and electrical inspector to complete grid interconnection

Photo: Previous workshop participants and their DIY solar array.

Solar Design and Installation Hands-On Workshop

University of Nebraska Extension in partnership with Dixon Power Systems

September 28 – October 2, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Workshop Location: Dixon Power Systems, 3250 N. 20th, Suite #1, Lincoln
Work Site Location: One Mile North of Sprague, Nebraska
Open to the public. Cost: $450 for the week.
Deadline: Registration and payment due by Friday, September 18th
Space is limited so register early.

Pictured is a 24-module solar array similar to the one participants will be completing installation of as part of this workshop.

Pictured is a 24-module solar array similar to the one participants will be completing installation of as part of this workshop.

Instructors
John Hay, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jon Dixon – Dixon Power Systems in Lincoln

Days 1-3 will be a mix of classroom teaching and shop and fieldwork
Days 3-5 will be at the worksite where the group will install the residential solar array.

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction to Solar PV electronics and components
  • Basics of electricity, measuring, tools and safety
  • Solar siting – where to locate the panels, sun angles
  • Capabilities and limitations of solar PV
  • Electrical codes, state and federal policy, tax credits and economics
  • Building a rack
  • Attaching inverters and other components
  • Grounding and other wiring
  • Solar modules
  • Wire management and final appearance
  • Working with your utility and electrical inspector to complete grid interconnection

Who Should Attend:

  • People interested in hands-on experience with solar PV design and installation.
  • Those who want to experience the design and installation of a residential 6.24 kW solar PV array (estimated production 9,100 kWh per year).
  • People interested in learning more about residential applications for sustainable energy.

To register, contact: Amber Patterson | apatterson6@unl.edu | (402) 472-1646 or
F. John Hay | jhay2@unl.edu | (402) 472-0408