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North American Board of Certified Energy Practicianers (NABCEP) Training Announcement

Solar Photovoltaic Entry Level Training
One-Week Intensive
Monday–Friday, August 24–28, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Instructors: Ced Currin and Mike Schmerl

Cost: $599

For Details: Call (231) 995-1701

NMC Solar Partnerships

NABCEP Training and Exam

Solar Training Network

Energy and Construction

New Online solar courses Available

MRES Site Assessment course: May 11–June 7

Learn to perform a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Site Assessment for a home or small business. Topics include:

  • Conducting shade analysis
  • Conduction load analysis
  • Making energy efficiency recommendations
  • Array placement options
  • Basic system sizing and cost estimates
  • Evaluating existing infrastructure on site
  • Putting the information together into an easy-to-read comprehensive report

Cost: $270; includes the cost of two mentored site assessments.

Call (231) 995-1701 to enroll.

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Coming this summer:

  • Woodworking

  • Tile & Marble Installation

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To register, call NMC-EES at (231) 995-1700

Since 2001, Northwestern Michigan College has provided training in energy efficiency, construction technology, green building, and renewable energy. Our programs are affiliated with the Midwest Solar Instructor Training Network, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association, and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

Construction and Energy Facilities and Equipment

Building science lab

  • 1,200 sq. ft. structure provides real-world experience
  • Equipped with heating and A/C system, electrical, plumbing, insulation diagnostics and a resource room for energy projects

Renewable energy labs including

  • Solar thermal system (hot water)
  • Grid Connected 3.6 KW Ground Mounted Solar PV
  • Grid-connected, 8-kw Solar PV Array
  • 10 KW Bergey Wind Generator located at the University Center on Cass Road
  • Geothermal Training Systems
  • Solar and Wind Training Systems

Thanks to generous donations from Patriot Solar for a ground mount solar racking system, and Renovo for a grid connected 3 kW inverter. These donations make it possible to provide hands-on training using Michigan-made products.