Projects + Trainings
Current and Upcoming
We'll be partnering once again in 2020 and 2021 with the #1 solar electric training organization in the United States - Solar Energy International (SEI). The tribal Train the Trainer Program is a professional level training course that consists of three weeks of intensive training at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center at Pine Ridge. As we are training new trainers for tribal communities, graduates of the course will then become the teacher at a supervised Solar 101 one week workshop for other tribal members.
Students selected for this program receive full scholarships that covers all training costs, lodging, food, and the fee to take the national NABCEP Solar Certification test. A travel stipend will also be provided.
Summer and Fall T4 classes have been postponed due to the Corona virus Pandemic and will be rescheduled in Spring 2021.
Off-Grid Solar Furnace Workshop
April 24 - May 30
Tree Planting at Pine Ridge (35,000 tree plantings planned)
Solar watering training modules (i.e. Solar Warrior Garden, Pipestone Garden and Livestock Watering)
Solar Water Pumping Workshop
June 1- June 10
Professional Solar Installer Class, PV 101 & 201L
(No class/Mentor day on June 5)
Tribal Train the Trainers (T4)
PV 101, classes start
Free weekend (students may stay at Lodge/ RCREC)
PV 201L, Grid-tied labs at the new Solar Lab Facility
June 25 - July 5
11 days off; rest, take care of families and personal life
PV 203 and 301L – Battery based, no classes July 10
NABCEP testing at Red Cloud Renewable
All 2022 graduates will teach PV 101 to other Native Americans with RCR and RE teaching assistance.
July 18 – 22
Creating Successful Tribal Solar Businesses Workshop