Solar Education Workshop

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On Tuesday, May 30 at 3:00 p.m., North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will be sponsoring a solar education workshop in conjunction with the NC Clean Energy Technology Center. This workshop is open to the public and will be held in the commissioner’s meeting room at the Historic Courthouse in Currituck.

The speaker for this event will be Tommy Cleveland, a licensed professional engineer (PE) in North Carolina who has taught several solar energy courses at N.C. State. Mr. Cleveland is an N.C. State University graduate, with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

He will explain the technology, construction, regulations, and economics of the utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV)  systems that are becoming commonplace across North Carolina. In addition to providing an understanding of the development and operation of these solar electricity generating facilities, he will explore what is known about the various impacts of these systems on the community and the environment. Specifically, Mr. Cleveland will address common questions about PV panel toxicity, EMF/radiation, economic impacts, system decommissioning, and more. Additionally, he will discuss the characteristics that make a site most suitable for solar and provide an overview of solar land leases.

Stephen S. Kalland, the  Executive Director of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at NC State University, will also be on hand. Mr. Kalland has directed the NCCETC since 2007. Based in the College of Engineering, the Center’s mission is to advance a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies.

For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Cameron Lowe, County Extension Director  at 252-232-2261, email no later than five business days before the event.

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