Monday, January 26, 2015
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- Jan. 28 Meeting in Piseco to Focus on ‘Great South Woods’
- ESF Student Awarded EPA Fellowship Grant
- Harry Potter Flies into ESF’s Moon Library
- Karaline Rothwell Honored With Unsung Hero Award
SUNY-ESF to Host SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines
On Feb. 13, ESF will hold a Conversation in the Disciplines event titled "Depolarizing the Environment: Thinking Broadly About Science, Policy and Politics." Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on how the science of the environment can be better engaged with the political and social realms we inhabit, and how to foster a culture of intellectual openness at the difficult interface of environment, politics, culture and science. READ MORE
SUNY-ESF Offers Basic Photovoltaic Installer Training
Course approved for 21 professional development hours
Registration is now being accepted for the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's (ESF) Solar Power As Renewable Energy (SPARE) basic photovoltaic installer training course this spring.
The basic course is a four-day format that includes instruction on siting, design and installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. The solar resource and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Also covered will be basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load, safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems, various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, students will build a working PV system. The course will be taught by Dr. Gay Canough of ETM Solar Works and Dr. Neal Abrams of the ESF Department of Chemistry.
Dates for the basic SPARE course are May 21-25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners and is approved for 21 professional development hours for engineers. SPARE participants should have either a high school diploma or a GED.
122 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210