The CCU Solar Ambassador team and class partners with a solar seed fund in San Francisco as well as local utilities and installers to identify solar energy projects on nonprofits and in our community. We learn about solar policy, economics, business, and technical/installation, project management/design, and apply those skills in the real world. Solar Ambassadors meet inside and outside of class to educate the community and advocate for cleaner, more affordable, and equitable energy choices. The spring semester will include technical certification training called the North American Board Certification of Energy Professionals (NABCEP). Solar and renewable energy is a growing field with burgeoning job placement. This class links marketable knowledge and skills to industry in the field.
Solar Ambassador students also participate in the Coastal Charge program. This is an energy efficiency program on campus that measures energy use in the residence halls and challenges students to reduce their usage to save energy, emissions, and money. Solar Ambassadors learn energy efficiency skills and directly impact the energy efficiency on campus through practical, skills-based applications. Learn more.