Residential Solar Photovoltaics

  • 14 Feb 2011
  • 4:00 PM
  • 24 Feb 2011
  • 6:30 PM
  • LEED Council, 1866 North Marcey Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
The Local Economic and Employment Development/LEED Council is offering Residential Solar Photovoltaics, a program designed to introduce participants to the fundamental principles of residential solar photovoltaic systems, a rapidly growing renewable energy technology which converts the energy of the sun into electricity.  It will include a significant hands-on component.

This course is recommended as a first step for those wanting to become Solar PV system installers.  It is suitable for persons with general construction or electrical experience, but who have had little or no training in solar and want to learn the basics.  Trainees may be currently employed, underemployed or unemployed.

A few slots are still available, but disappearing quickly.


Trainee Qualifications
Applicants for this training should meet the following qualifications:
 
1)  Physically capable of work encountered in the electrical, roofing or carpentry trades:
  • capable of working in all kinds of weather (windy, hot, cold, humid)
  • capable of lifting up to 80 lbs.
  • capable of working on ladders and scaffolds up to 3 stories high
  • capable of working on pitched roof surfaces
  • capable of crouching, crawling and working in confined spaces
 
2)  Mentally capable of work encountered in the electrical trade:
  • able to read and do math at the 10th grade level (basic algebra and geometry)
  • able to understand technical documents, such as electrical diagrams, blueprints and floor plans
  • able to take measurements and perform calculations involving simple equations
  • willing to comply with safety and building code regulations
 
3)  Determined to get a job (or, if already employed, to advance career prospects)
 

Contact
Ebony McLaurin, Client Services Associate
773-929-5552 ext 228

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