Hagerstown Community College announces that Zebulon Hull of Hancock is the first student in HCC's Alternative Energy Technology (AET) program to intern at a renewable energy company.
Although he had taken classes previously at the college, Hull, 27, decided to enroll full time in fall 2010 once he learned of HCC's new AET program. Hull said he became interested in alternative energy sources after high school when he learned more about the rising costs of energy and the negative impact that fossil fuels have on the environment.
Hull's internship was at Millennium 3 Energy, an energy company that specializes in solar photovoltaic (PV) system design and installation. Hull gained first-hand experience with the installation of solar PV systems, including a 100.8-kilowatt system on car dealership in Hagerstown, and the installation of 52.17-kilowatt system on a milking barn in Boonsboro.
For the car dealership project, Hull worked with solar technicians and electricians to install 429 solar panels on a garage building. The panels will produce more than 120,000 kilowatt hours per year.
For more information about HCC's Alternative Energy Technology program, go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/energy.