College class trains workers for green economy

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH - A mix of hands-on training and the latest innovations in solar power is providing some Salt Lake Community College students with the tools for a bright and sunny future.

Students in SLCC's advanced photovoltaic systems class spent one Saturday installing solar panels as part of an energy overhaul on a Kearns home. Launched with the help of the Utah Solar Association, the class is part of the Green Academy initiative to train students for Utah's emerging renewable energy economy.

Salt Lake County partnered with Community Development Corporation of Utah on the project and purchased the home with an energy efficiency grant.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert toured the home and says it's an example of the kind of partnerships needed to find solutions to the demand for energy efficiency.


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