A panel presentation titled “Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications” will be hosted from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday by the University of Montana College of Technology.
The event will take place in Health and Business Building Room HB01 at the COT East Campus at 909 South Ave. W.
The last free seminar in a series of three, “Small Scale Renewable Energy Applications” will be simultaneously Webcast at Miles Community College in Miles City, Stone Child College in Box Elder and the Montana State University-Billings College of Technology.
The seminar will look at the variety of small-scale renewable energy systems available for homes or small businesses, including solar PV: battery storage systems; the importance of energy efficiency: calculating your load; hydroelectric systems: design and politics; solar PV: grid-tie systems; solar hot water systems; making hot water efficiently; and small wind applications.
Event panelists include Chris Daum from Oasis Montana and the Montana Renewable Energy Association; Lee Tavenner, Greg Guscio and Rip Hamilton from Solar Plexus; Logan Bryce from Pine Ridge Products; Mark Hauger from New Era Plumbing; and Tom Bishop of Sunelco.
The seminar could benefit contractors, carpenters, homeowners, electricians, plumbers, real estate agents, home-improvement retailers, architects, environmentalists and others.
The series is a collaboration between the UM COT Energy Technology and Carpentry programs and is funded in part by a federal Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development grant distributed by Montana’s Commerce and Labor departments.
Other funding comes from a U.S. Department of Labor building industry training grant.
Additional sponsors are First Security Bank, the Missoula Building Industry Association, Missoula Electric Cooperative, the Montana Renewable Energy Association and NorthWestern Energy.
For more information: 406-243-7812 or http://www.cte.umt.edu.
The Missulian – http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2009/02/16/bnews/br82.txt