By Greentech Lead Team: Everyday Energy, a designer and
installer of solar energy systems for multi-family housing and multi-tenant
commercial projects, announced that it has hosted an Introduction to Solar
Photovoltaic Installation course for residents of Los Robles Apartments, an
affordable housing community owned by Community Housing Works.
This course provided participants with the general
knowledge needed to work as Solar PV Installation Assistants and laborers and
included both classroom and hands-on training. During the course, students
practiced carrying solar panels, setting-up and climbing ladders and
participated in a safety meeting.
After completing the course, three of the participants
joined Everyday Energy as their installation crew. Course participants are
scheduled to begin work this week at Los Robles Apartments in Vista, CA.
“This project will produce 263,000 kWh of electricity
annually and is especially significant to our newest crew members that live at
Los Robles Apartments. They will be able to truly benefit from their
installation work and share those benefits with their families and neighbors,”
Taylor, COO of Everyday Energy.
This two-day training is part of Everyday Energy’s
ongoing partnerships with their affordable housing clients to create training
programs that help those hit hardest by the bad economy.
“We have partnered with our clients to create solar
training programs that provide residents with employable skills in a growing
industry, plus we are able to train and recruit new employees to work for our
company,” said Scott Sarem, CEO of Everyday Energy.
Everyday Energy recently installed nearly
2,000 solar panels spanning 18 rooftops at Park Villas in National City, Calif.
This 464 KW DC solar photovoltaic project is the largest Multi-family
Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) project in California and will generate 775,000
KWH of electricity annually, enough to power 144 housing units and property