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Monday, October 12, 2009

Central Wisconsin group wins $3.3 million for solar training

From an announcement made by the U.S. Department of Energy:

The Solar Installer Instructor Training network promotes high-quality training in the installation of solar technologies. Nine regional resource and training providers support the professional development of trainers and instructors of solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar heating and cooling (SHC) technologies across the country. . . .

The nine winners were announced on October 8, 2009. The award amounts listed reflect the maximum possible amounts in total funding for each awardee, not only Recovery Act funds:

Midwest Renewable Energy Association, Inc. ($3,307,709)
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association will provide instructor development opportunities and organize a network of instructors, installers, engineers, administrators, and other industry stakeholders to create and share instructional resources. The program will use team learning methods and collaborative technologies to create instructional resources.

Other grants were made to:
+ The Pennsylvania State University ($3,500,000)
+ North Carolina State University ($3,008,826)
+ Kennebec Valley Community College ($2,886,782)
+ Hudson Valley Community College ($3,497,595)
+ Salt Lake Community College ($3,110,140)
+ Houston Community College ($3,566,058)
+ University of Central Florida ($2,800,000)
+ California Community Colleges Board of Governors ($3,499,828)

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