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NEW Solar News !

...Got SUN?
"GWCC" Goes 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 that feature a focus on sustainability and solar energy applications.

Under "Environmental Engineering" you will find a 3 credit (or audit) course on fridays 9am-1:50pm on the North Haven campus (Solar Lab) starting on FRIDAY January 23th,2015

Sign-up NOW for
CRN #1926
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 homeowners who are "solar curious".

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 2015 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.

Please contact the Dept. Engineering and Applied Technologies --- direct your phone calls to
 Donna Bruno at 203.285.2368

If you cannot get connected please leave me a message: 860-623-0159

FUN WITH THE SUN Highlights!

* Note: Those who wish to sit for the GWCC "Entry Level" NABCEP Solar PV exam must take this next class "Solar PV Systems I"
(for credit or audit..if you do the math, it is less expensive than similar classes found elsewhere!)

Sometimes there are special topic programs under "continuing education" in the "GREAT" sure to ask for them...

Do you have an interest in solar Attic fans ?
Battery Basics?
Advanced PV: AC coupling?,
an "Entry Level" NABCEP exam or
a free solar cooker Workshop?

contact Gail using

Reminders and Learning aids

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

Volunteers Wanted
to get some "hands-on" practice for a couple of environmental centers..
contact Gail- (former students preferred)


... a review of renewable energy using the SEI free online class RE100 maybe helpful
click here of grounding per NEC 2011 with quiz question practice

also look below for additional "hot links" for your SOLAR SMART journey

When the semester class starts, each class may have "links" for special topics and assignments; public suggestions welcome (AS the college "blackboard learn" resource becomes available, some student materials will also appear there.) 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 CEFIA


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

Energy Guide newsletter

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...