Little USA Community Solar Campus, founded by the Allen-Jordan-Hall family in their effort to create a green energy and job training center on 25 acres, has joined with the Bullock County Schools to help install a solar garden and student research project exploring green energy and food production.
The solar panels will be installed during a four-day workshop, August 9-12th at South Highlands Middle School in Union Springs. The workshop and installation will be led by Little USA’s Joe Mitchell, certified trainer for NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals), veteran electrician and solar installer, and community college instructor.
The 4-day session is open to twelve participants including educators at all levels in the county, electrical and agricultural students, and community members interested in learning more about employment opportunities in green energy.
Attendance will also qualify participants to be part of the first NABCEP certification training offered by Little USA. The workshop may still have openings. To apply click here.
Green Energy Fair
The Solar Garden will be celebrated during a Green Energy Fair on August 12th from 11-2:30 PM at South Highlands Middle School in Union Springs.
The event and Solar Garden, is a partnership between the Bullock County Schools and Little USA Community Solar Campus. County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Christopher Blair, gave the greenlight to the grassroots project along with Principal Keila Browder at South Highlands, and support of Dr. Marvin Lowe at the Bullock County Career and Technology Center.
There will be food trucks, exhibits by local students and regional universities, and a Green School Bus, a greenhouse on wheels that can travel to schools in the area. Both teaching and research tools will be part of a growing Sustainability Club, led by Mr. Walker.