Solar 101

Solar 101


September 6 – 30, 2016
Online Instructor Presentations – Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. MST


Wondering if a move to solar energy might be a good choice for you or your business? This FREE four-week online course is designed to help you answer that question! Extension Educator Jeremiah Vardiman will share information about Wyoming’s utility structure, financial incentive programs, and how to do a cost analysis for solar installation. Class discussions will also help your understanding of electric monopolies and co-ops, energy efficiency, and what it means to “go off the grid.” This is the perfect introductory course for anyone wondering, “Is a move to solar energy right for me?”


August 17th – September 2nd (only 30 seats available)

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About the Instructor:
Jeremiah VardimanJeremiah Vardiman is a Northwest Area Extension Educator in Agriculture and Horticulture for the University of Wyoming and is based in Powell, WY. The northwest area covers Fremont, Hot Springs, Washakie, Big Horn, and Park Counties, and the Wind River Reservation. His main duties focus on crop production; primarily forage production, seed production, sugar beets, dry beans and barley.

Vardiman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Arts in Education degree with an emphasis in Science from Chadron State College. He completed training provided by the University of Wyoming Extension’s Renewable Energy specialist and now develops renewable energy workshops and educational opportunities.

Technology Requirements:

  • This course will be delivered through the WyoCourses platform at the University of Wyoming. You will be emailed enrollment instructions after registering for the course.
  • You will need a computer with internet access to participate in the course.
  • You will need speakers to participate in (hear) the online Instructor presentations. Use of a microphone is optional.[


Questions? Contact:

Jeremiah Vardiman
Agriculture & Horticulture Educator, Northwest Area
307-754-8836 *