Future Solar Workforce Gets Hands on Training

Western Technical College’s Independence, WI campus installed four PV arrays in October as part of a workforce training program. The solar project can be monitored for power output, voltage, amperage, and environmental benefit by students studying electronics and energy management. Data from the solar array will be used in the classroom and students will learn the basics of solar installation and maintenance to prepare them for solar technician jobs. The solar electricity will be used on the campus.

Dairyland Power installed that system and is in the process of installing solar arrays on three public high schools in western Wisconsin that will be monitored by students for educational purposes. These projects are part of Dairyland’s Solar for Schools program. Lacrossetribune