Technical Academy

GRID Alternatives North Valley Technical Academy invites students to explore in-depth concepts related to solar technology. We offer lessons that can be deployed in various ways, including field training, classroom & lab instruction, mobile workshops, and more. 

Lesson topics include:

  • Basics of Construction
  • Hands-on Installation Techniques
  • Basics of Electricity
  • Photovoltaics 
  • Module Types
  • Inverter Types
  • Commercial vs. Residential Installation
  • Preparing for the NABCEP Exam
  • Safety Training

Contact Technical Academy Manager Steve Geiger at sgeiger@gridalternatives.org or 916-585-8543 for more information. 

GRID's Technical Academy works in conjunction with our Solar Training Program, which is designed to meet the needs of trainees in an evolving alternatives energy industry.

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