SOL110 Achieving Solar - An Introductory Guide (Webinar)

  • 30 Apr 2010
  • 30 Sep 2010
  • Online

Online Anytime Webinar

In this online six-module course, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of U.S. energy consumption and a detailed primer on today's solar energy applications. The difference between solar thermal systems and solar photovoltaic (PV) applications and technologies will be clarified. Climate, geographic, siting, and zoning considerations will be discussed. Finally, you will learn how to locate a contractor, and how solar can add value to a structure.  (4 hours)

    •    Recognize the economics and environment driving the adoption of renewable energy
    •    Identify basic aspects of solar power and the technologies that harvest it
    •    Recall the role site characteristics play in a successful solar powered installation
    •    Differentiate between solar electric and solar thermal technologies
    •    Identify resources for evaluating solar electric and solar thermal systems
    •    Locate a qualified solar contractor
    •    Decide whether solar power is appropriate for your needs

Mark Burger (
Kestrel Development




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