Full-Time Solar- AmeriCorps VISTA – Delta County
Solar Energy International has played a large role in expanding Delta County’s local energy economy as it transitioned from a coal mining community to an energy producing county via adoption of renewable energy solutions.
AmeriCorps VISTAs have planned and implemented three rounds of Solarize campaigns, which were community-centered, educational and group-buy incentive programs to kick start the solar market in the region. VISTA #6 will build off of prior VISTA efforts, most recently focused on agricultural producers and businesses, by encouraging a local solar market and effective energy efficiency practices to create long-term employment opportunities and promote economic resilience!
The VISTA will implement a C-PACE program aimed at educating the community on a newly available energy efficiency policy and head SEI’s vocational training high school program, Solar in Schools. They will also work to identify/apply for eligible funding opportunities for ongoing and future programs.