Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is offering a four-credit course in solar energy, “Solar Power” (ENE 120), during the spring 2013 semester, beginning January 8.
“Become part of the growing movement toward renewable energy that will lessen national dependence on fossil fuels,” says instructor Doug Jones, who is an adjunct instructor in the DSLCC Wind Turbine Service Technician program. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 8:15 p.m., in Room 371, Scott Hall, on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus.
Topics include the production, storage and transmission of electrical energy that is produced by residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, as well as production and storage methods used in thermal solar systems. Lecture and lab time will be scheduled on the Clifton Forge campus. Students will gain a strong foundation in basic solar theory, site and cost analysis, and system design, and extensive labs will provide opportunities for in-depth experience working hands-on with industry-standard, state-of-the-art components to learn equipment assembly, testing and special construction techniques.
The tuition and fees for the course are $508. For more information about prerequisites or course content, email email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 540-863-2870.
Submitted by Judy Clark, Public Relations and Non-Credit Coordinator Dabney S. Lancaster Community College