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CT Solar News !

...Got SUN?
"GWCC" offers Solar!.(again)..

Quote of the month:

"Rather than being pushed by your problems, BE PULLED by your dreams" -anon

Gateway Community College is now accepting enrollments for the Spring 2015 semester for both "credit" and "non-credit" classes . Here is a chance to enjoy a class with a focus on sustainability and solar energy applications.

Under * "Environmental Engineering" you will find a 3 credit course (or you could audit) on fridays 9am-1:50pm, held on the North Haven campus (Solar Lab) starting on January 22th,2016

Sign-up NOW for
CRN #2268
ENV 182 "Solar PV systems I"
In addition to students in engineering or the Solar Technologies program, this semester long class is of interest to existing electricians, engineers, policy makers, and especially to homeowners who are "solar curious".
*(NOTE: NOT listed under "Electrical Engineering Tech"-as you may assume-think environmental)

The "hands-on" learning, and topics covered in this course combine the "Solar Fundamentals and Site Selection" and "PV entry Level" core classes needed in order to take a GWCC "NABCEP entry-level PV exam"
This exam will be offered in late spring 2016 if requested

see GWCC web page ?
use the "Course Search" link at the top and see even more course choices.

Did you know that GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE offers a
Certificate in Solar Technology ?

Many solar companies value such training. Here's a link that shows atleast 40 different jobs that link to solar training:
see the IREC solar career map/tool

Please contact GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE's - Dept. Engineering and Applied Technologies --- and direct your phone calls to
 Eric Flynn at 203.285.2368

Here's some video links about a field that recently has had 20X job growth !
why solar?
solar job skills

FUN WITH THE SUN Highlights!

* Note: Those who wish to sit for the GWCC "Entry Level" NABCEP Solar PV exam must take the "Solar PV Systems I"
(for credit or audit) will find that it is less expensive than similar classes found elsewhere!

You may also find special topic programs under "continuing education" in the "GREAT" sure to ask about them...past programs included:
solar Attic fans,Battery Basics, Advanced PV: AC coupling,
"Entry Level" NABCEP exam and, a free solar cooker making Workshop

contact Gail using for future requests

Reminders and Learning aids

enjoy the hot links below such as the recent Solar Decathalon results, hot topics in sustainable energy, or helpful energy idesa.

Up coming special program
SEAC Solar Energy Association of Connecticut- Sat.Nov. 14th

(you csn find more details using the SEAC link below) is GAil's home email if you wish to drop a note, or need more information

Classic "Hot Links" of solar interest:

Solar Cooking FAQ
Solar Cooking International

DSIREUSA: best incentive listings

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund-CCEF is now Connecticut Green Bank

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association-area portion of ASES

SEAC Solar Energy Association of Connecticut-a local NESEA chapter

Solar Connecticut- professional association

P.A.C.E. clean energy-advocate group

Solar Nation

Home Power Magazine

Solar Decathlon

the new "Get into Energy " website for CT .....

Home builder’s guide to going solar from NREL

Please send in your favorite suggestions for more web resources that you find, and I'll post them here for all to share!

hopefully the ads that appear as part of using this "free web page" will not be too obnoxious--no endorsements are intended...