From Paul Wapner at American University:
Here’s a chance for undergraduates to gain hands-on experience with solar energy.
RE-volv is an organization that finances and installs solar energy systems on the roofs of nonprofits. Each year, RE-volv runs a Solar Ambassador Program in which students plan and implement a solar project for a nonprofit organization near campus (e.g., church, synagogue, food coop, social services organization). Students work in teams of 4-7 people and, under RE-volv’s guidance, steward a project from inception to installation.
RE-volv is now accepting applications for teams whose projects will begin in the Fall semester 2017 (application deadline: February 17, 2017). Accepted teams will work on their projects throughout the academic year (2017-2018).
In addition to taking tangible action on climate change, students will gain in-depth knowledge of solar energy policy and organizational management, community relations, and crowdfunding skills. RE-volv provides funding to bring Solar Ambassador team leaders to San Francisco in late August for training and runs an ongoing webinar for all teams throughout the year to guide projects and have teams share their experiences. Click here for more information.
Our current cohort of Solar Ambassadors includes teams from Swarthmore College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Dayton, University of Connecticut, University of New England, Coastal Carolina University, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. RE-volv is looking for new teams to join the 2017-2018 cohort.
Applications close on February 17, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paul Wapner directly.