Solar seen as bright career path at Illinois community colleges

Energy News Network: There was an energy about the 11 students gathered on a sunny December Saturday outside a South Side Chicago construction shop.

Today, they’d put on their work gloves and protective glasses and put to the test all that they had learned in the introductory solar-energy course they’d taken at Olive-Harvey Community College. Today, they would construct an eight-panel, self-ballasted array that, if connected to an energy grid, would produce 2.3 kilowatts of power.

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