Category: Teaching

Python Courses for the 2018 Spring Semester

Interested in learning the latest version of the Python programming language? There are still a few seats open in the fully online version of the class: CIS-115-221N at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. I spent a year redesigning the class to use a free textbook.

Sunday November 19th, 2017 in Application Development, Teaching | No Comments »

Enphase Envoy-S Per Panel Python Script Walkthrough

Python v3 walkthrough demonstration of how to pull per-inverter solar production information from an Enphase Envoy-S . This Python code works on Linux, Windows, Mac, and in Pythonista on the iPhone and iPad.

Another Step on the Journey

On October 28th I received the gift of sight from a person who selflessly donated their eyes so that others might see. Kat and I are gearing up for the next transplant surgery. We are very thankful for the prayers of so many. A simple “thank you” is just not enough for the many expressions of thoughtfulness made in so many different ways during this difficult time.

Monday November 10th, 2014 in Teaching, Uncategorized, Welcome | 1 Comment »

New Challenges, But Not My Last Post

The last few months have been very difficult. I have struggled from one day to the next in a good bit of “extreme” pain as my vision is slowly taken away by Fuch’s Corneal Dystrophy. Much of my limited computer time is done with the help of a magnifying glass or the accessibility tools. Last week I turned over all my Fall classes at RCCC to other professors.

Sunday October 19th, 2014 in Teaching, Welcome | 10 Comments »

Thanks for Attending the Basics of Solar Thermal @ RCCC

Registration information for “The Basics of Solar Electric Generation” and the promised copy of the presentation from today’s Solar Thermal class at RCCC! Thanks to those who attended.

Achieved the LEED-GA Credential

Passed the LEED-GA accreditation exam.

Tuesday August 20th, 2013 in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Teaching | No Comments »

Photos from the AL Brown High School STEM Camp Visit

In July 2012 about 20 students from AL Brown High School in Kannapolis, NC and RCCC’s STEM Summer Camp visited our farm to see some alternative energy in action.  The sharp students asked plenty of questions about our 7.2 kW solar arrays, the evacuated tube solar thermal and our electric car charging stations.  Here are […]

Photos from the Solar Class at the Simple Living Festival on May 5, 2012

We had a really good turn out for the Solar Class at Dan Nicholas Park on May 5, 2012! About 50 people came to the solar class and many stayed after to talk about our solar charged Nissan LEAF(s).  Several folks visited our home later to see solar PV and solar thermal in action. Here […]

Speaking at Dan Nicholas Park Simple Living Festival (Earth Day)

I am giving a presentation on Saturday, May 5th at Dan Nicholas Park from 11AM until Noon on the Ins and Outs of Solar Energy! Stop in and say hi if you have time. We’ll be in the Nature Auditorium.  Admission is free.

Friday April 27th, 2012 in Renewable Energy, Teaching | No Comments »

Thanks for Attending “the Basics of Solar Electric Generation” Today at RCCC

Thanks to all who attended the Basics of Solar Electric Generation today at RCCC! We had a really good turnout! If you missed it, sorry! This is likely my last solar class of the year!

Friday April 20th, 2012 in Renewable Energy, Teaching | No Comments »