A new four-credit course, “Solar Power – Photovoltaic and Thermal” (ENE 120) has been scheduled for the spring 2015 semester on the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge campus. The course will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 12, from 1 to 3:50 p.m. in Room 371, Scott Hall. The instructor is Doug Jones.
“The solar energy industry is booming in the U.S. and worldwide, and the International Energy Agency recently reported that solar energy could become the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050,” says Jones. “The demand for workers in this field is booming as well, creating new careers in solar engineering, sales, advanced manufacturing, installation and maintenance.”
The course will cover theory and practical aspects of both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies, including surveys and siting, energy use and cost analysis/ROI, system design, equipment and tools, and installation practices and techniques.
“If your goal is to design and install your own system, this course will give you the essential knowledge you need to do so,” he adds. “If your goal is to enter the solar energy field, it is designed to provide you with the foundation you will need to start that career.”
For more information about the course, contact Jones at 540-863-2870 or email email@example.com. To enroll, call DSLCC Student Services at 540-863-2820. The College reopened Jan. 5 after the holiday break.