AHC Hosts Free Volunteer Training for Community Solar Electric Installations

Class meets April 6.

MARCH 14, 2013 -- Allan Hancock College and the Central California Environmental Training Center, in partnership with GRID Alternatives Central Coast, invite members of the general public to learn how to install a solar electric system with and for a low-income homeowner in our community.  Volunteers must be 18 years or older, although those 16 to 17 years old may participate with written parental consent.  No previous construction or solar installation experience, special skills, or tools are required.

The free volunteer orientation session will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Community Education building, room S-110.  The session will cover basic solar electric concepts and a review of the installation process with a focus on safety.  The class is taught by representatives of GRID Alternatives, not Hancock, and does not generate college credit.

Upon completion of orientation, groups of volunteers will be ready for a two-day, hands-on solar installation experience led by GRID Alternatives staff.  In addition to learning new skills, volunteers have fun outside networking with others interested in renewable energy, the environment, and our communities.

Allan Hancock College is located at 800 South College Drive in Santa Maria.  To register for the volunteer training or for more information, visit http://www.gridalternatives.org/my-community-central-coast or contact Serena Bruce of GRID Alternatives at (805) 769-9112.

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