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UH Community Colleges convenes solar energy experts for training summit

Two-day renewable energy summit designed for those interested in solar technology

University of Hawaiʻi
Susan Lee, (808) 956-5852
Director, Marketing & Communications, UH Community Colleges
Michelle Tanum, (414) 524-5574
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Posted: Oct 6, 2011

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai'i Community Colleges (UHCC), a leader in innovative teaching, will host the first of a series of renewable energy training summits in partnership with Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) on October 25 and 26 at the Honolulu Community College campus.
The Renewable Energy Training Summit will bring together top local and national instructors in solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and solar system design for two days of comprehensive training and information sharing. The focus of this first summit will be on technical trends in all aspects of the solar industry with an emphasis on technical applications and fundamentals of solar thermal and solar photovoltaic installation, design and operations.
This summit, coordinated by Johnson Controls, is part of a 20-year performance contract with UHCC for infrastructure upgrades on O'ahu campuses, as well as curriculum development for sustainability and renewable energy modules for UHCC students.
"The University of Hawai'i System of community colleges continues to be at the forefront of job creation and job training, especially in the green energy sector," said Peter Quigley, associate vice president for community colleges, University of Hawai'i. "This summit and our partnership with Johnson Controls show our commitment and determination in helping Hawai'i crack the code on alternative sources of energy."
Solar sessions include: "Fundamentals and Site Assessment," "Certification SRCC OG100/OG-300," "Solar Water Heating System Types and Components," "System Sizing Software," and "Mounting, Roof Penetrations and Piping." Photovoltaic sessions include: "Overview, PV System Types," "Site Evaluation for PV," "PV System Output Estimation and Modeling Tools," PV Mechanical Considerations," "PV Technology," "PV Electrical Wiring," "Inverters," and "Creating a Sustainable Solar Business."
Registration is $150 and includes educational materials, food and beverages. The public is encouraged to register as early as possible, as seats are limited. Visit the website for a complete description of all training sessions and registration information.
The University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges (UHCC), part of the 10-campus University of Hawai'i System, comprises seven degree-granting institutions, three University Centers, and education centers on Moloka'i, Lana'i, in Hana, Maui, and on the Wai'anae coast of O'ahu. With more than 34,000 students, UHCC provides open-door access to affordable, high-quality education in a variety of programs from career and technical education to liberal arts education.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 142,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the No. 1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list.