The FVTC Sustainability Center is where the FVTC electrician program is housed. A small part of the program is PV installation. I spoke to Todd about the possibility of having FVTC students install some PVs over a parking lot, and he said we’d have to talk to his superior (George) who would then likely have to move it up the command chain.
Todd also pointed out the issue of who would maintain the PV installation would be an issue. I asked if that could be a teachable activity for his students. He pointed out they wouldn’t be able to rush to the installation in the middle of class to do it, and I assured him no installation of the this type would be mission critical. They currently order PVs (and supplies?) from a San Francisco company, and I asked him if we could locally source… (there are several PV companies in WI, but I’m not sure what their production level is, or if they are of a research nature)… he didn’t really respond, going back to he’s open to the idea, but it would have to be approved from on high.