Advanced Solar Training - July 27th-29th

This summer, Show Me Solar is proud to invite Aur Beck, industry veteran and Midwest Renewable Energy Association trainer, for a special three day hands on intensive Advance Solar PV training workshop. Based on the coursework he offers routinely at community college campuses in his home state of Illinois, this workshop is designed for the contractor, hard-core do-it-yourself homeowner or student of renewable energy seeking the type of training needed to start a career in the solar industry. This event will take place in the idyllic and distraction free setting of Terra Bella farm near Hatton and Auxvasse, Missouri centrally located in Callaway County just east of Columbia, Missouri and five miles north of interstate-70.

Course Description

This course offers participants an advanced level of lecture and hands-on learning that will prepare them for field installations and other advanced workshops. Participants will learn how to correctly design, size and select PV system components and identify and interpret National Electric Code (NEC) articles that pertain to the AESolar solar training trailer, participants will learn safety procedures, system design and layout, component selection and specification, electrical and mechanical integration techniques, and troubleshooting.

Meet your Instructor

Portrait Photo for Aur Beck
Aur J Beck, is a NABCEP certified solar integrator, chief tech for Advanced Energy Solutions since 1999, teacher at Illinois Community College Sustainability Network (John A Logan College, Green Institute at Heartland Community College), and president at the Southern IL Center for a Sustainable Future (10 yrs.). Aur ‘da energy mon’ Beck is an energy efficiency and renewable energy installer with his company, Advanced Energy Solutions. He is a founder and on the board of the Illinois Renewable Energy Association and the Southern Illinois Center for a Sustainable Future. He has a weekly radio talk show, "Your Community Spirit," but he would like to be known mostly for Oil Addicts Anonymous International (a real 12 step program).