This program is a hybrid course that combines 6 weeks of classes broadcasted to the UH Molokai Education Center from UH Maui College, followed by a 3-day hands-on solar hot water installation workshop at Molokai High School.
The training provides entry-level training in solar hot water design and installation. The curriculum introduces students to solar thermal applications, theory, safety issues, troubleshooting and monitoring, solar thermal design and installation, and licensing and permitting requirements. The course includes both classroom and hands-on experience.
Instructor Bio: Clifford Rutherford was a former building contractor and practiced plumbing and solar hot water installation with a local division of a national plumbing franchise on Maui and received solar hot water trainer certification through the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). As an Instructor at UHMC, he was Program Coordinator for the Construction Academy Program and taught energy and construction trade credit courses with the Sustainable Construction Technology Program.
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*This program is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Rural Development Project. Auxiliary aids are available to individuals with disabilities upon request. An Equal Opportunity employer and program.