Workshop: Simple Solar Solutions

Course ID - CTD0495    

Short Title: Solar Solutions     

Audience:       Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Length of Workshop:        3.5 hours 
Prerequisite     none

South Florida classrooms seem an obvious place to promote the use of solar power, but few institutions are doing so in practice.  This program demystifies the technology for faculty and makes clear the best ways to utilize solar, how to design various sized systems, how to make a solar installation accessible and affordable, and finally, how to apply for permitting, select approved systems, and obtain available rebates.  Suggestions for how to use these concepts to create productive, hands-on learning experiences for students will be provided both during the workshop and on an instructional CD that will be distributed to all participants.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how changing to renewable energy sources can drastically reduce CO2 emissions and minimize our dependence on fossil fuels
  • Describe the components of various sized solar systems, their applications, and their costs
  • Describe the role of architects, engineers and policy-makers in determining how energy will be produced and consumed
  • Explain how to calculate the economics of solar energy at various scale applications
  • Design classroom activities that allow students to apply an understanding of life cycle cost analysis (determining how long it takes for a system to "pay for itself"), tax free return on an investment, and the impact of federal tax credits and state rebate programs
  • Design classroom activities that allow students to apply an understanding of how solar energy systems can provide a long-term sustainable solution to the problem of diminishing fossil fuel resources
  • Explain the impact of government policy on energy production and consumption




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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0495
Course Title: Simple Solar Solutions
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.