Alternative energy sources dominate conservations about clean energy these days. Where does it come from? How efficient is it? Why does it matter? Where does the money come from?
The City of Savannah is trying to answer these questions, especially regarding maintaining a renewable solar energy infrastructure. They’re partnering with Interurban Solar to offer free installation training courses on solar panels over the next month, starting January 17.
Graduates will have the opportunity to find employment with Cherry Street Energy, the City’s prime contractor for solar installations, as well as other local and regional solar businesses. Interurban Solar will be offering 6-8 full-time job opportunities to graduates.
Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of solar installation, including the different components of the system, how to mount solar panels, how to comply with local codes and requirements, how to run wires, and how to seal penetrations.
The City of Savannah has very ambitious clean energy goals—100% renewable electricity community-wide by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for all other energy needs by 2050. Achieving these goals will require dramatically increasing the local clean energy workforce. This job training is the first of many efforts to do that.
Classes will be held between January 17 and February 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lessons will be held at 618 E. Anderson Street. You can find out more information about the classes here.