This course will introduce the fundamental knowledge required to design, engineer, and build solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in BC.
In this seminar, you will learn:
- How it works,
- How to calculate the yield,
- What are the most current technologies available,
- How to improve system efficiency,
- How much does it cost,
- How to calculate financial returns, and
- How to maintain it.
Anyone interested in the various aspects of solar PV: design, implementation, installation, policies, financial, etc.
President and CEO, EcoSmart Foundation
Michel is the co-founder, current president and CEO of the EcoSmart Foundation, (www.ecosmart.ca and www.ecosmartsun.com), a not-for-profit organisation that helps to implement green practices and clean technologies with a focus on solar energy.
He is a past-president of the Sustainability Committee of the Engineers and Geoscientists BC, a LEED accredited professional, and the co-chair of the Clean Energy BC (CEBC) solar committee.
Michel has extensive experience in solar energy and was the main driver behind ‘SunMine’, the first large-scale solar PV plant in BC. SunMine won numerous awards including APEGBC’s Sustainability Award and the prestigious ‘Engineers Canada Award for outstanding Engineering project.’