TTC Pulaski Solar PV Students Benefit from Internships

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

The TTC-Pulaski Solar Phovoltaic Technology Program is a 12 month class which specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of commercial and residential solar PV systems. Recently, six students participated in internship opportunities which allowed four students to work in Lagrange, Georgia and two others in Knoxville, TN. In Georgia, the Clean Green 4 West GA company interned 4 students to install a 4.8 Kw system for a local residential customer. This project involved both ground and roof mounted arrays implementing centralized and micro inverters. Steve Spanninger, TTCP student, stated that "this internship gave students the opportunity to transfer classroom PV knowledge into real world experience." The Knoxville project was directed by Energy Source Partners and involved 2 students installing a 102.9 Kw commercial PV system. The system utilized the latest technology in PV and provided power to executive office suites. TTCP student Kevin Brown stated regarding the Knoxville internship that "we enjoyed our real world experience and our class is looking forward to our future in the Solar PV field." The current class at TTC-Pulaski is the second group of students to enroll in the new Solar Photovoltaic Technology Program.