On Tuesday, Dec. 7, and Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 365 London Rd. Green Brothers Solar in conjunction with Green Opportunities and AB Tech. will install a solar thermal System in the community of Shiloh. All parties are collaborating to create an opportunity for one family in the African American community of Shiloh to own a fully installed solar thermal system. In the process 15 Green Opportunity youth (4 woman) are being trained in all aspects of the solar thermal trade.
One solar thermal system will be installed on a single family home (Healthy Built) in the community of Shiloh in South Asheville. AB Tech is providing classroom space and access to their solar thermal workstation. Green Brothers Solar is providing instruction and installation training and Green Opportunities is providing the pre-approved youth with very basic skills.
One of the graduates of a previous collaboration is working for one of the premier solar companies in our area. “Having students get out there an actually get jobs in the field is very gratifying” says owner Accem Scott.