On Friday January 27th TNCC partnered with Solar Energy International to offer a training events for educators in the region on renewable energy technology. The training was graciously hosted by Norwood High School and middle school teachers from almost every school in the region were in attendance. The training was geared toward educators, but some lucky students from Naturita were there and able to participate in the activities as well. Topics covered included an overview of energy consumption by source in the United States (of which renewable sources count for 8%, and solar only 1% of that!), problems with non-renewable energy sources, basics of solar photovoltaics (PV), wind power, and micro hydro systems. Participants were able to put their new knowledge to test by connecting solar arrays to power a water pump and a radio! The day was fun, educational, and everyone went home with a myriad of resources to teach their students about our renewable energy future. Thanks so much to Solar Energy International and to all of those who participated!