"Eyes On" Solar Installation

Location: 
Sustainability Semester House
Date: 
April 12, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm

A North Country Folk Series Event (open to SLU students only):

Spend the afternoon with the President of Northern Lights Energy, Inc., Scott Shipley. Learn about the process of siting, sizing and installing a solar photovoltaic system and participate in an actual installation at the Sustainability Semester House.

Think you might want to have solar on your roof or in your lawn one day? Interested in a career in the renewable energy sector? Just plain curious what it takes (and costs) to make solar happen? This is the workshop for you. Scott’s knowledge mixed with his sense of humor promise to make this solar workshop an exciting choice for a Saturday. Class size is limited to 12 students.

The Installation will take place at the Sustainability Semester House located a few minutes outside of Canton. Transportation from campus will be provided.

Items needed: work gloves, work clothes, closed toed shoes, dress appropriately to work outside

Lunch will be provided

REGISTRATION:
Registration will open on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at noon and remain open until Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at noon. After registration closes names of participants will be picked by lottery. If your name is picked then you will receive an email confirming that you are registered on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. If your name is placed on a waiting list, you will also be notified on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 and you will be contacted as soon as possible if a workshop space opens up. Questions? Contact us at kwhittier@stlawu.edu.

Instructor: Scott Shipley is President of Northern Lights Energy, Inc. Scott is a NABCEP certified solar electric system professional, a graduate of Cornell University, and a graduate of SUNY Canton’s Electrical Construction program. Scott has been working and living with solar energy for over 20 years. Scott’s primary services include: solar electric system design and installation, electrical efficiency upgrades, complete residential electrical wiring and construction services and backup generator installation. He works throughout St. Lawrence County and upstate New York. Visit: http://www.nlightsenergy.com/