One of the new highlights on campus is an 8.2 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system designed to demonstrate for students how various types of technology perform under different conditions. Morrisville-
"It's always exciting to see more people showing interest in solar power, and this type of installation helps make it that much more accessible,"
The school has had the Sustainability Technologies program for a couple of years, and it is already garnering a lot of interest. Until now, a group of 18 trained electricians have been the only students allowed to take classes in the program. But starting this fall it will be open to all students as part of the new Renewable Energy diploma. Classes touch on everything from building science techniques to solar installation.
"There is a significant amount of student and community interest in the Sustainability Technologies program," said Carlos Robustelli, director of Orange County Operations for Durham Tech. "The state-of-the-
The sustainability event on Saturday gets under way in the parking lot of the Orange County Campus at 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough, NC, 27278.
For more information about the Sustainability Technologies program visit http://www.durhamtech.edu/
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