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PR # 241 June 8, 2009

RVCC TO OFFER COURSE IN SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION

Raritan Valley Community College?s Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division will offer a course in solar panel installation. The class will be held Monday-Friday, June 22-July 6, from 5-9 p.m. No class will be held Friday, July 3.

The 40-hour introductory course covers the design, self-installation and maintenance of a residential solar electric power system, also known as a Photovoltaic (PV) System.

Through a combination of hands-on labs and lectures, participants are introduced to such topics as: Working Safely with Photovoltaic Systems; Conducting a Site Assessment; Selecting a System Design; Adapting the Mechanical Design; Adapting the Electrical Design; Installing Subsystems and Components at the Site; Performing a System Checkout and Inspection; and Maintaining and Troubleshooting a System. The course covers the current tax rebates and incentives available for PV home installations.

The $2,569 cost includes a textbook and all necessary equipment. To register or for additional information, call 908-218-8871 or visit www.raritanval.edu/cce .

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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