The state jumped up 12 spots and into the top 10 nationally for solar capacity installed among K-12 schools.
“When technologies don’t align with people’s needs, people don’t use them,” says Virginia Tech assistant professor Philip Agee.
One participant, the University of Minnesota at Morris, already uses 100% renewable electricity, but is now looking for options to eliminate its natural gas heating systems.
Efforts to shore up the local workforce have helped counter some fishing groups’ opposition to the state’s burgeoning new industry.
While the person-to-person activities are on hold, program administrators are developing self-install instructions.