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Upcoming Solar Energy Courses

Introduction to Solar Electric Power
Friday, June 6, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 102
$189

Solar Site Assessment
Thurs., June 12 & Fri., June 13, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 101
$350

Solar Photovoltaic Electric
Systems -- NABCEP Entry-Level
Mon., Aug. 18Fri., Aug. 22, 8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Aero Park Laboratories Bldg. Rm. 102
$599 (includes text and materials)

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For more info, call (231) 995-1701.

NMC Solar Partnerships

NABCEP Training and Exam

Solar Training Network

Energy and Construction

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).

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.

All Solar & Energy Classes »

Builders continuing education »

Home inspection training »

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

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
  • Geothermal Training Systems
  • Solar and Wind Training Systems