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Independent Electrical Contractors' Chesapeake Chapter Partners with GroSolar for PV Training

Feb. 4, 2010
GroSolar, the nation's largest domestically-owned solar distributor and the fourth-largest residential installer in North America, is partnering with the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Chesapeaketo provide electricians with training in the ...

GroSolar, the nation's largest domestically-owned solar distributor and the fourth-largest residential installer in North America, is partnering with the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Chesapeaketo provide electricians with training in the installation of solar systems.

On Feb. 10, groSolar, based in White River Junction, Vt., and IEC Chesapeake will offer a new course entitled “Trouble Shooting PV (Solar) Systems.” The course provides an overview of the basic processes necessary for installing PV (Solar) systems, and is offered to both IEC members and non-members. The course will cover typical system design errors and performance problems; comparing actual system power output to expected output; typical locations for electrical/mechanical failure.

“Maryland is an important distribution market for groSolar, and our partnership with IEC offers a great chance for electricians to advance their careers and benefit from groSolar's leading presence in the renewable energy marketplace,” said groSolar's Jeff Gilbert, the course instructor. “Given the federal and state tax incentives available today, not to mention the energy savings that solar systems provide, homeowners and businesses are more interested in solar than ever before. Electricians looking to take advantage of this opportunity should seriously consider taking this course.”

Gilbert is training manager for groSolar's comprehensive dealer-training program, and is the co-founder of Chesapeake Solar, now a groSolar company. The course will take place in IEC Chesapeake's Training Center in Odenton, Md. Registration