PV Training Yard to be Unveiled

Joanna Schroeder

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Green Academy is unveiling Utah’s only Solar Photovoltaic (PV) training yard on September 6, 2012. The launch will highlight the Solar PV training yard and classroom space, and will feature student and faculty-led abbreviated labs and solar panel demonstrations.

“The completion of the photovoltaic training yard is an exciting addition to sustainable green energy practice and workforce development in Utah. It’s been great to be a part of this project—it demonstrates the College’s commitment to help prepare Utah’s workforce for renewable energy technologies and conservation,” said SLCC Dean of the School of Professional and Economic Development Karen Gunn. “The new training yard is the first of its kind in the state and will facilitate Utah’s capacity to meet industry demands for highly skilled green energy technicians.”

The college has received two grants from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a total of $2.1 million. SLCC was selected as one of only a dozen sites nationally for Deborah Buterbaugh, Energy Project Specialist for DOE to visit to see how the College has developed its innovative Solar PV training yard. She will be on hand for the unveiling celebration.

The Solar PV Training yard is a resource for industry professional and prospective technicians looking to learn about solar technologies through hands-on training. The curriculum for the courses are provided by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners and is taught by certified instructors.

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