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Fall 2009 (Tentative Dates)

September 1 — September 30, 2009
(Online registration will be available on September1, 2009)

Online Instruction
October 12 — December 4, 2009

On-site Instruction and Training
December 11 —13, 2009

(The fee includeslunches&refreshments during on-site part)

Spring 2009

Online Instruction
March 30 May 24, 2009

On-site Instruction and Training
May 29 -31

NABCEP Photovoltaic (PV) Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam
May 31, 2:00 PM, FSU Compton Science Center, Room 224


Frostburg State University
Compton Science Center
Frostburg, Maryland


Hilkat Soysal - Program Director
Department of Physics and Engineering
123 Compton Science Center
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD 21532

email: renewable@frostburg.edu


NABCEP Photovoltaic (PV) Entry Level Knowledge
Exam Schedule

Sunday, May 31, 2009; 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 13, 2009; 2:00PM

Location: FSU 224 Compton Science Center
Directions and Campus Map

If you wish to take the test, please send notification email to
no later than 48 hours
before the scheduled exam date.


Design, Installation, and Maintenance of
Residential PV and Wind Generation Systems

Frostburg State University is offering an education program on design, installation, and maintenance of residential electric generation systems using photovoltaic (PV) solar modules and/or small wind turbines.

8-week online course supported by on-site 3-day instruction and hands-on training will prepare the participants for entry level certification tests of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

During every week of the online part, instructional materials will be posted on the course web site. The participants will have the flexibility to review the course materials and check their understanding at their own pace and schedule.

A 3-day hands-on instruction and training will be held in the Compton Science Center at Frostburg State University

Click here to see pictures from the last hands-on training

Participants will learn from experts:

The basics of PV/wind systems and resource assessment Components of a PV/wind systems, setup configuration, sizing, wiring and controls,

Relevant sections of the National Electric Code (NEC), zoning laws and building codes pertaining to PV/wind systems, interconnection requirements,

Practical experiments and demonstrations of different aspects of PV/wind generation systems including a site visit to FSU WISE system and actual hands on set up of a small grid connected system

Prerequisite: High school diploma


The "Wind Solar Energy (WISE) Certified Education Program" has been developed by funding provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Frostburg State University

BP Solar and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) MD, VA, DC section support the workshops by providing instructional materials and lecture presentations.