While training opportunities abound for installers, a series of workshops in three southern U.S. cities aims to bring architects and other design professionals up to speed on solar.

The course was developed by the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and national solar energy experts, in partnership with professional architectural and HVAC organizations. A session will be held in Versailles, Kentucky on Jan. 31.

A third session in Nashville is expected to take place in January.

The three cities are among 20-plus regions throughout the nation partaking in training funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, started in 2011 with a goal of supporting solar adoption.

Program supporters said that architects

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