Marina at Buchanan Street (Intersection)
San Francisco, California 94123

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Cost: $925, $150 discount for registered students (San Francisco class); $1025 for Santa Monica class.


Photovoltaic Design for Engineers & Designers: A 3-Day Course on Producing PV Design Documents

This is an intensive solar workshop for design professionals on the specific skills needed to produce high quality feasibility reports, drawings and specifications that are currently in high demand by architectural design teams, engineering firms, developers, and discerning property owners. This class will refine your skills and help you confidently negotiate through design development, stringent building dept & DSA reviews, the bidding process, and construction administration.

Using these skills, High Sun Engineering has helped produce hundreds of PV systems with high performance and high aesthetic quality while avoiding common pitfalls and saving clients thousand or even millions of dollars on each project.

Learn How To Assess solar site conditions Determine optimal PV technology options Perform PV sizing calculations and create computer models Produce accurate PV feasibility reports Create professional PV construction drawings and specs that ensure smooth approval by building officials, quality installations, & maximum PV energy production Coordinate with architectural design teams Manage PV construction projects including bidding, installation oversight, and verification of system performance

Who Should Attend Electrical & mechanical engineers & designers wishing to gain valuable solar design skills Contractor's engineers & designers seeking a competitive edge Industry professionals wanting insight on the design process Engineering students & graduates wanting to start off in the solar industry & make a positive impact on the future of energy

You also get course materials including: Workbook with course topics, quick references & calculation tools CD-R with pdf drawing sets of various sample project types to use as reference for your future designs Full-size drawing set for in-depth study during class

Instructors Jack West, Photovoltaic Systems Engineer, has been designing PV systems for 17 years and is in high demand by many of the Bay Area's top architects & developers. Christina Manansala, Principal Engineer, is a recognized expert in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Co-founded by the instructors, High Sun Engineering is the first highly successful PV systems engineering firm in CA and has been on the winning teams of dozens of awards for excellent & sustainable design.

This is not a hands-on class for installers or homeowners, but is geared towards professionals and is a strong complement to the many basic PV classes available.

Two Dates Offered: December 3 - 5, 2007 & February 25-27, 2008

December class is held at Fort Mason in downtown San Francisco. The February class will be held at the Best Western Gateway Hotel in Santa Monica.

Limited class size. Fee includes classes, course materials & lunches. Go to or email Christina Manansala [email protected] for more information and to register.

High Sun Engineering 15925 Birkhofer Rd Guerneville, Ca 95446 707 869 9391 tel 707 869 9394 fax

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