"Going Solar at WITC"

By KBJR News 1

November 12, 2010 Updated Nov 12, 2010 at 8:58 AM CDT

Solar Electricity is becoming more affordable and popular among green energy choices across the country.

Consequently the demand for installers is also growing.
In this weeks "Your Green Life" Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson takes a look at a Northland School offering training in this field.

A new photovoltaic electric system was installed last week at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior.
The hope is that it will take a slice out of the school's energy consumption.

"There's two students, Eric and Todd, from the Ashland area that drove over here to put the panels up Today", said Ted May. Dean of
Renewable Energy Studies at WITC.

The panels are part of a course that's offered at the WITC Ashland Campus that teaches students about Solar systems and other Renewable Energy.
In just one year the students can acquire a Renewable Energy Certificate showing that they're fully certified to install solar systems like these.

"We want to give the students hands on access. We want to give the staff hands on access to the technology", said Bob Meyer, President of WITC.

The Renewable Energy Studies Program is working to increase the number of trained and certified graduates in the Northland more green energy can be produced here.
By providing hands on experiences that goal strengthened.
In Superior, I'm Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson, The Northlands NewsCenter.

In January the WITC Ashland Campus will be adding a certificate program focusing on Wind Energy.