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Instructor Profiles
SPARE—Solar Power as Renewable Energy


Dr. Gay Canough

Dr. Gay Canough, a NABCEP certified installer and educator, is continuing her relationship with ESF to provide quality and timely photovoltaic courses. We are excited to continue our relationship with one of our nation’s premier solar pioneers.

Dr. Canough has owned and operated ETM Solar Works for 20 years and is also treasurer of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA).


Dr. Neal Abrams

Dr. Abrams received his bachelor of science degree from Ithaca College in 2000. He earned his Ph.D. in 2005 from The Pennsylvania State University. He was a Postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University from 2005 - 2007 and a Lecturer from 2006 - 2007.

Dr. Abrams’s interests lie in the areas of materials and inorganic chemistry, encompassing areas of alternative energies such as energy storage, photovoltaics, and fuel cells.


Upcoming Courses

Basic Course:
April 24-27, 2017

Commercial Course:
May 5, 2017


Katherina Searing
Associate Director, Professional Education and Non-credit Programs
ESF Outreach
Phone: 315-470-6888/6817
Fax: 315-470-6890