NCC Offers New Solar Equipment Workshop


The Northampton Community College (NCC) Center for Business & Industry will offer a new Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Installation workshop, ideal for technicians interested in the fast-growing field of solar panel technology.

The two-day workshop will feature a mix of classroom and hands-on instruction, providing students in-depth exposure to solar equipment design and installation of a residential solar PV system. Students will learn how to create system designs in regard to the construction and specification of solar equipment and BOS components, including mechanical and electrical points of connection for grid-tied PV systems.

The training lab will cover the most common steps of residential solar PV systems installations, including wiring panels and inverters as well as mounting solar panels on the racking system with roof penetrations and panel attachments. The course will also teach students how to work with DC disconnects, inverters, AC disconnects and service panels.

Class size is limited to ensure close contact with instructors.

The textbooks, Photovoltaic Systems 2nd Edition ATP and the current National Electric Code book, are recommended but not required.

The workshop will be held Tuesday through Wednesday, July 19-20 and Wednesday through Thursday, July 27-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hartzell Technology Hall. The fee is $400.

To enroll, go to and click on Search Courses, or call 1-877-543-0998. Registration is due one week prior to the course start date. Payment is due at the time of registration. Contact or call 610-332-6262 with questions.