ERIC Number: ED216705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Solar Energy Task Force Report: Technical Training Guidelines.
This task force report offers guidelines and information for the development of vocational education programs oriented to the commercial application of solar energy in water and space heating. After Section I introduces the Solar Energy Task Force and its activities, Section II outlines the task force's objectives and raises several issues and cautions that directly impinge on the decision to offer solar courses, such as the limited market for solar technicians and the need to incorporate solar training into existing programs. Next, Section III enumerates the tasks and skills associated with six occupations related to solar installations: (1) sales person; (2) solar system designer; (3) system installer; (4) electrician for the installation of solar controls; (5) supervisor of the construction and installation of solar systems; and (6) service and maintenance technician. Section IV cites sources for information on currently available solar curricula, programs, and courses; describes two instructor training programs; and provides references for classroom source materials. Section V estimates equipment costs for five community colleges and describes the innovative equipment used at Clark County Community College (CCCC). A bibliography is presented in Section VI. Appendices list the task force members, identify prominent tasks for solar technicians and mechanics, offer two course schedules, provide equipment lists for CCCC and three other colleges, and contain a textbook list. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO.
Note: For a related document, see ED 168 631.