Solect Partners with Mass Bay Community College on Hands-on Solar Lab

Two model systems help support Mass Bay’s new solar curriculum

HOPKINTON, MA – Solect Energy Development, LLC and Mass Bay Community College have announced a partnership that will allow Mass Bay students to get hands-on experience with solar as a renewable energy solution.

As part of the agreement, Solect will install two 3 KW solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for Mass Bay. One system will be located on the roof of Mass Bay’s Ashland, MA, campus, and the other will be located on a mobile unit for a student lab application in the classroom.

The installations will take place at Mass Bay’s Automotive Technology Center in Ashland. Solect will also be working with Mass Bay, which provides degree and certificate programs to undergraduate students, to develop the curriculum for its new solar program, as well as provide guest lecturing during the actual courses.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Mass Bay Community College on helping educate the next generation about the benefits of solar as a renewable energy solution,” said Ken Driscoll, principal at Solect. “Mass Bay is showing tremendous leadership in providing a hands-on learning environment for its students.”

The system will be installed and go live in early Spring, 2012.