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  • Jim & Janet
    Has anyone used this video education resource (below)? I will probably go ahead and buy it; hope it s not a scam. AMW Andrea, if it s any help, the Texas Solar
    Message 1 of 16 , Apr 11, 2009
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      Has anyone used this video education resource (below)? I will probably go ahead and buy it; hope it's not a scam.
      AMW
       
      Andrea,
      if it's any help, the Texas Solar Energy Society (HREG is a chapter of TXSES) has decided to put a disclaimer on their www site where training PV courses are listed. It will be in response to the sudden surge of "PV installer" courses coming along since the incentive money has arrived. The gist of the disclaimer will be that you should research very carefully any training that charges a fee, which is most. Furthermore, the courses listed on the TXSES www site are not screened by TXSES and so on. It's saying let the buyer beware.
      Any training of value is not going to be free. But comparing prices may be an eye opener. The cheapest 40+ hour classes start at $750 and the most comprehensive are $3500.
      So guess what a $49 course will provide? Well I don't know either but once the author has your $49 it won't matter because you are stuck with whatever is on the DVDs and you won't be able to call their "tech support" to find an answer.
      That's not to say it's not accurate and informative information on the disk. But you won't be qualified to be a PV installer just from watching the disks or even taking any of the 40 hour courses.
      I'm afraid we have not seen the last of these deals to come along. Please use your good judgement before you invest your money. And thank you for asking the question that many others are wondering about.
       
      Jim Duncan
      North Texas Renewable Energy Inc
      817.917.0527
      ntrei@...
       

    • Andrea Wisner
      Jim, I really appreciate that. Aside from wanting to install our own system, my husband is a contractor and would like to get into the solar installation
      Message 2 of 16 , Apr 12, 2009
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        Jim, I really appreciate that. Aside from wanting to install our own system, my husband is a contractor and would like to get into the solar installation business. In that regard, having a certification that means something would be helpful. But the course that was the initial subject of this thread, that was $1400, appeared to be only a brief course, not 40 hours. So we will look into what else is available.
         
        AMW

        --- On Sat, 4/11/09, Jim & Janet <jhd1@...> wrote:
        From: Jim & Janet <jhd1@...>
        Subject: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston
        To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Saturday, April 11, 2009, 10:11 PM

        

        Has anyone used this video education resource (below)? I will probably go ahead and buy it; hope it's not a scam.
        AMW
         
        Andrea,
        if it's any help, the Texas Solar Energy Society (HREG is a chapter of TXSES) has decided to put a disclaimer on their www site where training PV courses are listed. It will be in response to the sudden surge of "PV installer" courses coming along since the incentive money has arrived. The gist of the disclaimer will be that you should research very carefully any training that charges a fee, which is most. Furthermore, the courses listed on the TXSES www site are not screened by TXSES and so on. It's saying let the buyer beware.
        Any training of value is not going to be free. But comparing prices may be an eye opener. The cheapest 40+ hour classes start at $750 and the most comprehensive are $3500.
        So guess what a $49 course will provide? Well I don't know either but once the author has your $49 it won't matter because you are stuck with whatever is on the DVDs and you won't be able to call their "tech support" to find an answer.
        That's not to say it's not accurate and informative information on the disk. But you won't be qualified to be a PV installer just from watching the disks or even taking any of the 40 hour courses.
        I'm afraid we have not seen the last of these deals to come along. Please use your good judgement before you invest your money. And thank you for asking the question that many others are wondering about.
         
        Jim Duncan
        North Texas Renewable Energy Inc
        817.917.0527
        ntrei@earthlink. net
         

      • Heath Payne
        Andrea, I attended the Solar Energy International PV Design & Installation workshop in Austin, which was hosted by Meridian Solar. This was a good
        Message 3 of 16 , Apr 13, 2009
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          Andrea,   I attended the Solar Energy International PV Design & Installation workshop in Austin, which was hosted by Meridian Solar.  This was a good introduction and gave us a chance to have some hands on experience.   Soon after completing this workshop I signed up for the Advanced PV Online course.   I was very impressed with the Advanced PV course.  It focuses on the NEC as it relates to PV Installation.  I haven't made the jump from my current career just yet but hope to as soon.  Good luck to you and your husband.     Here are the links>>

          http://www.solarenergy.org/workshops/schedule.html

          http://www.nabcep.org/certification/pv-installer-certification


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          > Jim, I really appreciate that. Aside from wanting to install our own system, my husband is a contractor and would like to get into the solar installation business. In that regard, having a certification that means something would be helpful. But the course that was the initial subject of this thread, that was $1400, appeared to be only a brief course, not 40 hours. So we will look into what else is available.
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          > Has anyone used this video education resource (below)? I will probably go ahead and buy it; hope it's not a scam.
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          > Andrea,
          > if it's any help, the Texas Solar Energy Society (HREG is a chapter of TXSES) has decided to put a disclaimer on their www site where training PV courses are listed. It will be in response to the sudden surge of "PV installer" courses coming along since the incentive money has arrived. The gist of the disclaimer will be that you should research very carefully any training that charges a fee, which is most. Furthermore, the courses listed on the TXSES www site are not screened by TXSES and so on. It's saying let the buyer beware.
          > Any training of value is not going to be free. But comparing prices may be an eye opener. The cheapest 40+ hour classes start at $750 and the most comprehensive are $3500.
          > So guess what a $49 course will provide? Well I don't know either but once the author has your $49 it won't matter because you are stuck with whatever is on the DVDs and you won't be able to call their "tech support" to find an answer.
          > That's not to say it's not accurate and informative information on the disk. But you won't be qualified to be a PV installer just from watching the disks or even taking any of the 40 hour courses.
          > I'm afraid we have not seen the last of these deals to come along. Please use your good judgement before you invest your money. And thank you for asking the question that many others are wondering about.
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          > Jim Duncan
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        • Chris Boyer
          For those getting into the Solar industry, or wanting to...   I took the Advanced PV course by Solar Energy International (SEI).  It was great and cost $750
          Message 4 of 16 , Apr 14, 2009
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            For those getting into the Solar industry, or wanting to...
             
            I took the Advanced PV course by Solar Energy International (SEI).  It was great and cost $750 (now its ~$900) for 5 days.  They are the solar teaching experts and their book, which is free with the course, is recognized world wide.  I heard the Online course was OK, but not nearly as good as the live course.
             
            Janet Hughes is teaching the Solar courses in Texas.  I haven't taken her course, but I know she has a lot of experience and is a great person.  I can't believe the course is asking $1,400 (and they make you buy a book separately).
             
            I took the NAPCEP exam.  We had to sign a paper saying we would not say what is on the test, but I can say you need to know the NEC very well.
             
            There are two great magazines for solar installers.  The first is "HomePower", which is targeting homeowners and do-it-yourself types.  The second is "SolarPro", which spun off of HomePower.  Catherine Houser, our former Chair of the Texas Solar Energy Society is the Managing Editor.  I recommend those magazines to anyone working in the industry. 
             
            The solar industry is moving toward two types of companies:  The first is small, home-office, installers who really know their stuff and can do everything.  They work with a distributor to get engineering and materials.  They are master electricians or have a buddy that is one and do many other things that solar to pay the bills.  They primarily do simple residential systems. They can compete in the market because they have low overhead costs, even though they have high material costs and less trust in the market place.   The second type of company is large firms who buy materials direct and have in-house engineering.  They have a staff of specialists.  They target residential and commercial customers.  They can compete because they have lower material costs (material costs are ~75% of the total cost), can take on larger jobs, and have more trust from the market.
             
            Good luck!
             
            Chris
             
          • El Sid
            Buenos Dias everyone, I hope all is well in your World. Just wanted to comment on this PV training Thread. A few years ago when i was researching PV training.
            Message 5 of 16 , Apr 18, 2009
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              Buenos Dias everyone,
               
              I hope all is well in your World.
              Just wanted to comment on this PV training Thread.
               
              A few years ago when i was researching PV training. I looked high and low for the best possible hands on classes.
               
              After some serious Grind.......
               
              SEI was the Place for me,
               
              If anyone in the Greater Houston Area is interested in Solar.
               
              SEI has classes every Spring in Austin (sponsored by an awesome Company Meridian Solar)
               
               
              The folks at SEI and Meridian are knowleadgeable and great to work with.
               
              PAZ
               
              OG FRED

              On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Chris Boyer <boyer.chris@...> wrote:


              For those getting into the Solar industry, or wanting to...
               
              I took the Advanced PV course by Solar Energy International (SEI).  It was great and cost $750 (now its ~$900) for 5 days.  They are the solar teaching experts and their book, which is free with the course, is recognized world wide.  I heard the Online course was OK, but not nearly as good as the live course.
               
              Janet Hughes is teaching the Solar courses in Texas.  I haven't taken her course, but I know she has a lot of experience and is a great person.  I can't believe the course is asking $1,400 (and they make you buy a book separately).
               
              I took the NAPCEP exam.  We had to sign a paper saying we would not say what is on the test, but I can say you need to know the NEC very well.
               
              There are two great magazines for solar installers.  The first is "HomePower", which is targeting homeowners and do-it-yourself types.  The second is "SolarPro", which spun off of HomePower.  Catherine Houser, our former Chair of the Texas Solar Energy Society is the Managing Editor.  I recommend those magazines to anyone working in the industry. 
               
              The solar industry is moving toward two types of companies:  The first is small, home-office, installers who really know their stuff and can do everything.  They work with a distributor to get engineering and materials.  They are master electricians or have a buddy that is one and do many other things that solar to pay the bills.  They primarily do simple residential systems. They can compete in the market because they have low overhead costs, even though they have high material costs and less trust in the market place.   The second type of company is large firms who buy materials direct and have in-house engineering.  They have a staff of specialists.  They target residential and commercial customers.  They can compete because they have lower material costs (material costs are ~75% of the total cost), can take on larger jobs, and have more trust from the market.
               
              Good luck!
               
              Chris
               


            • Al Source
              How was the course? Do you recommend it for others? ________________________________ From: ingridramsey@yahoo.com To:
              Message 6 of 16 , Aug 8, 2009
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                How was the course? Do you recommend it for others?


                From: "ingridramsey@..." <ingridramsey@...>
                To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 11:27:37 PM
                Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                I signed up for it. It's coming out on May 1st. I will let you guys know how it goes. Thanks, Ingrid

                Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile


                From: Andrea Wisner
                Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 20:18:35 -0700 (PDT)
                To: <hreg@yahoogroups. com>
                Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                Has anyone used this video education resource (below)? I will probably go ahead and buy it; hope it's not a scam.
                 
                AMW

                --- On Wed, 4/8/09, Al Source <ignition_source@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                From: Al Source <ignition_source@ yahoo.com>
                Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston
                To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 2:09 PM

                This course only costs $49
                 
                Solar Installation Course

                 
                Greetings!

                The writers of the "Solar Power Business - Complete Plan" are excited to share with you our Solar Installation Course.
                Due to numerous requests, we have put this course together over the past few months and now you will benefit and learn the complete process to installing an entire Solar system.
                 
                The course will be limited to the first 50 people who register and you won't believe the price or the amount of information included.  And, you can complete the course from the comfort of your own home and receive a nice certificate.
                 
                To find out all the details just go to:

                www.SolarInstallati onCourse. com
                But hurry, space is limited and the course will sell out fast.  Thank you for your time.
                 
                Sincerely,
                 

                John Peyton
                www.SolarInstallati onCourse. com


                 
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                From: Cobb Paul <luapbboc@yahoo. com>
                To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 1:20:57 PM
                Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                try this: http://www.lacleant ech.net/adven/ index.htm
                 
                it worked for me.
                 
                cheers!
                paul


                From: evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ yahoo.com>
                To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:10:03 AM
                Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                The page can not be found....

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                From: mkewert@comcast. net <mkewert@comcast. net>
                Subject: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston
                To: "HREG" <hreg@yahoogroups. com>
                Date: Monday, April 6, 2009, 9:36 PM

                http://www.lacleant ech.net/adven/ index.htm






              • Gary Beck
                I heard that Austin Community College offers a solar installation course that at the end results in some type of installer certification. Anyone know the facts
                Message 7 of 16 , Aug 8, 2009
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                  I heard that Austin Community College offers a solar installation course that at the end results in some type of installer certification.

                   

                  Anyone know the facts on this?  Is there a local course like this at HCC, UofH or other area school?

                   

                  Gary Beck, P.E., SECB, LEED AP

                  Eco-Holdings Engineering Services

                  4010 Blue Bonnet Blvd. Ste 114

                  Houston, Texas 77025

                  Tel: 713-377-4209  Fax: 832-201-5338

                   

                  SECB certified in the Practice of Structural Engineering, a structural inspector for the Texas Residential Construction Commission SIRP program, and a listed Engineer for the Texas Department of Insurance Wind Storm program. Eco provides Engineering and Engineer's Inspection Services for Residential, Commercial, Lodging, Educational, Industrial and Government Facilities. Eco's design engineering services include AutoCAD based construction documents for permitting and building foundations, structures, storm water systems, and detention ponds; and Autodesk Revit based 3D Building Information Modeling for green building practices.

                   

                   

                  From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Al Source
                  Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 8:59 AM
                  To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                   

                   

                  How was the course? Do you recommend it for others?

                   


                  From: "ingridramsey@..." <ingridramsey@...>
                  To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 11:27:37 PM
                  Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                  I signed up for it. It's coming out on May 1st. I will let you guys know how it goes. Thanks, Ingrid

                  Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile


                  From: Andrea Wisner
                  Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 20:18:35 -0700 (PDT)
                  To: <hreg@yahoogroups. com>
                  Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                  Has anyone used this video education resource (below)? I will probably go ahead and buy it; hope it's not a scam.

                   

                  AMW

                  --- On Wed, 4/8/09, Al Source <ignition_source@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                  From: Al Source <ignition_source@ yahoo.com>
                  Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston
                  To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                  Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 2:09 PM

                  This course only costs $49

                   

                  Solar Installation Course


                   

                  Greetings!

                  The writers of the "Solar Power Business - Complete Plan" are excited to share with you our Solar Installation Course.

                  Due to numerous requests, we have put this course together over the past few months and now you will benefit and learn the complete process to installing an entire Solar system.

                   

                  The course will be limited to the first 50 people who register and you won't believe the price or the amount of information included.  And, you can complete the course from the comfort of your own home and receive a nice certificate.

                   

                  To find out all the details just go to:

                  www.SolarInstallati onCourse. com

                  But hurry, space is limited and the course will sell out fast.  Thank you for your time.

                   

                  Sincerely,

                   

                   


                  John Peyton
                  www.SolarInstallati onCourse. com


                   

                   

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                  From: Cobb Paul <luapbboc@yahoo. com>
                  To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                  Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 1:20:57 PM
                  Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                  try this: http://www.lacleant ech.net/adven/ index.htm

                   

                  it worked for me.

                   

                  cheers!

                  paul

                   


                  From: evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ yahoo.com>
                  To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                  Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:10:03 AM
                  Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                  The page can not be found....

                  --- On Mon, 4/6/09, mkewert@comcast. net <mkewert@comcast. net> wrote:

                  From: mkewert@comcast. net <mkewert@comcast. net>
                  Subject: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston
                  To: "HREG" <hreg@yahoogroups. com>
                  Date: Monday, April 6, 2009, 9:36 PM

                  http://www.lacleant ech.net/adven/ index.htm

                   

                   

                   

                   

                • Tyra Rankin
                  Greg: Yes - HCC is doing big things in training! I can t find my notes from this month s meeting with Rich Haut. He discussed. Some resources for training:
                  Message 8 of 16 , Aug 8, 2009
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                    Greg:

                     

                    Yes – HCC is doing big things in training!  I can’t find my notes from this month’s meeting with Rich Haut.  He discussed.

                     

                     

                    Some resources for training:

                     

                    IREC – Interstate Renewable Energy Council

                    http://www.irecusa.org/

                     

                    ISPQ Training Accreditation

                    http://www.irecusa.org/?id=25

                     

                    Workforce Development

                    http://www.irecusa.org/index.php?id=50

                     

                    Solar Installers 2010 SOC

                    http://www.irecusa.org/index.php?id=59&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1327&cHash=9653294bda

                     

                    SEI PV Online Classes

                    http://www.irecusa.org/index.php?id=59&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1097&cHash=ad640fb09f

                     

                    2009 Workforce Education Conference

                    http://www.irecusa.org/index.php?id=59&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1173&cHash=9d40398093

                     

                    Tyra

                     


                    From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto: hreg@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Gary Beck
                    Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 11:16 AM
                    To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: RE: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                     

                     

                    I heard that Austin Community College offers a solar installation course that at the end results in some type of installer certification.

                     

                    Anyone know the facts on this?  Is there a local course like this at HCC, UofH or other area school?

                     

                    Gary Beck, P.E., SECB, LEED AP

                    Eco-Holdings Engineering Services

                    4010 Blue Bonnet Blvd. Ste 114

                    Houston, Texas 77025

                    Tel: 713-377-4209  Fax: 832-201-5338

                     

                    SECB certified in the Practice of Structural Engineering, a structural inspector for the Texas Residential Construction Commission SIRP program, and a listed Engineer for the Texas Department of Insurance Wind Storm program. Eco provides Engineering and Engineer's Inspection Services for Residential, Commercial, Lodging, Educational, Industrial and Government Facilities. Eco's design engineering services include AutoCAD based construction documents for permitting and building foundations, structures, storm water systems, and detention ponds; and Autodesk Revit based 3D Building Information Modeling for green building practices.

                     

                     

                    From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto: hreg@ yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Al Source
                    Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 8:59 AM
                    To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                    Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                     

                     

                    How was the course? Do you recommend it for others?

                     


                    From: "ingridramsey@ yahoo.com" <ingridramsey@ yahoo.com>
                    To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                    Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 11:27:37 PM
                    Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                    I signed up for it. It's coming out on May 1st. I will let you guys know how it goes. Thanks, Ingrid

                    Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile


                    From: Andrea Wisner
                    Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 20:18:35 -0700 (PDT)
                    To: <hreg@yahoogroups. com>
                    Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                    Has anyone used this video education resource (below)? I will probably go ahead and buy it; hope it's not a scam.

                     

                    AMW

                    --- On Wed, 4/8/09, Al Source <ignition_source@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                    From: Al Source <ignition_source@ yahoo.com>
                    Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston
                    To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                    Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 2:09 PM

                    This course only costs $49

                     

                    Solar Installation Course


                     

                     

                    Greetings!

                    The writers of the "Solar Power Business - Complete Plan" are excited to share with you our Solar Installation Course.

                    Due to numerous requests, we have put this course together over the past few months and now you will benefit and learn the complete process to installing an entire Solar system.

                     

                    The course will be limited to the first 50 people who register and you won't believe the price or the amount of information included.  And, you can complete the course from the comfort of your own home and receive a nice certificate.

                     

                    To find out all the details just go to:

                    www.SolarInstallati onCourse. com

                    But hurry, space is limited and the course will sell out fast.  Thank you for your time.

                     

                    Sincerely,

                     

                     


                    John Peyton
                    www.SolarInstallati onCourse. com


                     

                     

                    Error! Filename not specified.

                    This email was sent to nayef@swbell. net by jpminvestments@ gmail.com.

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                    Error! Filename not specified.

                     

                     

                     


                    From: Cobb Paul <luapbboc@yahoo. com>
                    To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                    Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 1:20:57 PM
                    Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                    try this: http://www.lacleant ech.net/adven/ index.htm

                     

                    it worked for me.

                     

                    cheers!

                    paul

                     


                    From: evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ yahoo.com>
                    To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                    Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:10:03 AM
                    Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                    The page can not be found....

                    --- On Mon, 4/6/09, mkewert@comcast. net <mkewert@comcast. net> wrote:

                    From: mkewert@comcast. net <mkewert@comcast. net>
                    Subject: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston
                    To: "HREG" <hreg@yahoogroups. com>
                    Date: Monday, April 6, 2009, 9:36 PM

                    http://www.lacleant ech.net/adven/ index.htm

                     

                     

                     

                     

                  • Kevin Conlin
                    My notes from the meeting say that HCC has an Energy Center, and that they offer a 5 day course 2X a year. Kevin Conlin Heliosolar Design, Inc. 13534 Quetzal
                    Message 9 of 16 , Aug 8, 2009
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                      My notes from the meeting say that HCC has an Energy Center, and that they offer a 5 day course 2X a year.
                       
                      Kevin Conlin
                      Heliosolar Design, Inc.
                      13534 Quetzal Lane
                      Houston, TX 77083
                      C:  (281) 202-9629
                      H:  (281) 530-7501
                      F:  (281) 530-7501
                       
                       
                       


                      From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tyra Rankin
                      Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 11:47 AM
                      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: RE: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                       

                      Greg:

                      Yes – HCC is doing big things in training!  I can’t find my notes from this month’s meeting with Rich Haut.  He discussed.

                      Some resources for training:

                      IREC – Interstate Renewable Energy Council

                      http://www.irecusa. org/

                      ISPQ Training Accreditation

                      http://www.irecusa. org/?id=25

                      Workforce Development

                      http://www.irecusa. org/index. php?id=50

                      Solar Installers 2010 SOC

                      http://www.irecusa. org/index. php?id=59&tx_ttnews%5Btt_ news%5D=1327&cHash=9653294bda

                      SEI PV Online Classes

                      http://www.irecusa. org/index. php?id=59&tx_ttnews%5Btt_ news%5D=1097&cHash=ad640fb09f

                      2009 Workforce Education Conference

                      http://www.irecusa. org/index. php?id=59&tx_ttnews%5Btt_ news%5D=1173&cHash=9d40398093

                      Tyra


                      From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto: hreg@yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Gary Beck
                      Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 11:16 AM
                      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: RE: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                       

                      I heard that Austin Community College offers a solar installation course that at the end results in some type of installer certification.

                      Anyone know the facts on this?  Is there a local course like this at HCC, UofH or other area school?

                      Gary Beck, P.E., SECB, LEED AP

                      Eco-Holdings Engineering Services

                      4010 Blue Bonnet Blvd. Ste 114

                      Houston, Texas 77025

                      Tel: 713-377-4209  Fax: 832-201-5338

                      SECB certified in the Practice of Structural Engineering, a structural inspector for the Texas Residential Construction Commission SIRP program, and a listed Engineer for the Texas Department of Insurance Wind Storm program. Eco provides Engineering and Engineer's Inspection Services for Residential, Commercial, Lodging, Educational, Industrial and Government Facilities. Eco's design engineering services include AutoCAD based construction documents for permitting and building foundations, structures, storm water systems, and detention ponds; and Autodesk Revit based 3D Building Information Modeling for green building practices.

                      From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto: hreg@ yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Al Source
                      Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 8:59 AM
                      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                       

                      How was the course? Do you recommend it for others?


                      From: "ingridramsey@ yahoo.com" <ingridramsey@ yahoo.com>
                      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                      Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 11:27:37 PM
                      Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                      I signed up for it. It's coming out on May 1st. I will let you guys know how it goes. Thanks, Ingrid

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                      From: Andrea Wisner
                      Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 20:18:35 -0700 (PDT)
                      To: <hreg@yahoogroups. com>
                      Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                      Has anyone used this video education resource (below)? I will probably go ahead and buy it; hope it's not a scam.

                      AMW

                      --- On Wed, 4/8/09, Al Source <ignition_source@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                      From: Al Source <ignition_source@ yahoo.com>
                      Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston
                      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                      Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 2:09 PM

                      This course only costs $49

                      Solar Installation Course


                       

                      Greetings!

                      The writers of the "Solar Power Business - Complete Plan" are excited to share with you our Solar Installation Course.

                      Due to numerous requests, we have put this course together over the past few months and now you will benefit and learn the complete process to installing an entire Solar system.

                      The course will be limited to the first 50 people who register and you won't believe the price or the amount of information included.  And, you can complete the course from the comfort of your own home and receive a nice certificate.

                      To find out all the details just go to:

                      www.SolarInstallati onCourse. com

                      But hurry, space is limited and the course will sell out fast.  Thank you for your time.

                      Sincerely,


                      John Peyton
                      www.SolarInstallati onCourse. com


                       

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                      From: Cobb Paul <luapbboc@yahoo. com>
                      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                      Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 1:20:57 PM
                      Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                      try this: http://www.lacleant ech.net/adven/ index.htm

                      it worked for me.

                      cheers!

                      paul


                      From: evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ yahoo.com>
                      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
                      Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:10:03 AM
                      Subject: Re: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston

                      The page can not be found....

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                      From: mkewert@comcast. net <mkewert@comcast. net>
                      Subject: [hreg] solar installer course coming to Houston
                      To: "HREG" <hreg@yahoogroups. com>
                      Date: Monday, April 6, 2009, 9:36 PM

                      http://www.lacleant ech.net/adven/ index.htm

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