February 11th, 2015


Wednesday 11th, February 2015

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Joint meeting with Cedar Rapids Section IEEE Power and Energy Society Chapter

Residential Solar Electric Systems

Topic: Steve will share his knowledge and experience with purchasing and installing a Solar Electric system. He purchased a ground mounted 7.3 kW Solar Electric system. It was installed last May and so far has produced nearly 7000 kWH of electricity. The system employs an individual micro-inverter for each solar panel (26 in total). The electric utility allows the surplus electricity to be "net-metered" crediting his utility account.

Speaker: Mr. Steve Lang (WTS member) retired from John Deere after working 34 years at the Product Engineering Center in Cedar Falls. During that time Steve worked on designing tractor dashboard instruments and more recently, wireless machine communication systems. Steve received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa.

Program Chair: Gary Dorhout

Price: $15.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org (preferred)

2. Phone number (319-292-8178)

Please make reservations by 3:00 PM, Monday 9 February 2015. Guests are always welcome.

Note: Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail: friendfamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.