September 8, 2015
Lincoln, Neb. — Members of the public interested in gaining hands-on experience with solar PV design and installation are encouraged to register for the Nebraska Extension design and installation workshop Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 at Dixon Power Systems, 3250 N. 20th St., Suite 1, in Lincoln. Nebraska Extension is partnering with Dixon to host the workshop.
The five-day workshop will include a mix of classroom learning and field work that will provide participants solar installation techniques including where to place the panels to get the best sun angles. Basics of electricity, measuring, tools and safety will be involved. The workshop will culminate with participants installing a residential solar array.
"Recent years have seen a rapid decline in the price of solar panels," said Nebraska Extension educator John Hay. "This, combined with tax credit incentives, has greatly improved the economics of solar PV systems for people who are interested in renewable energy."
The cost to attend the workshop is $450. Registration and payment is due by Sept. 18.