California

ASB Cali

Solar Spring Break

Priority will be given to Engineering First Year students living in the Engineering Village, and to students in the College of Engineering.

NC State is partnering with Grid Alternatives to host NC State’s Solar Spring Break – a unique service learning experience focused on renewable energy in low-income communities. Electricity is a luxury that thousands of communities in the United States cannot afford. A team of 10 NC State students will have the opportunity to spend spring vacation installing solar photovoltaics in an under-served community in California where residents may be unable to afford their utility bills. Students will engage with topics such as solar design, nonprofit management, and community outreach while working alongside a licensed solar panel installer.

“Solar California trip helped me immensely in growing on both professional and personal level. Today I work as solar engineer, a big thanks to the trip we took that I have this job.It was easily the best I could have asked for , a great time for fun and learning with amazing and diverse set of fellow NC State students” – Vatan K.

” My experience with SSB was truly incredible. I learned so much about the importance and the mechanics of solar panels but I learned even more about myself and the compassion humans are capable of. This trip was truly one of the best weeks of my life and helped me see the world in a new light. ” – Madison H.

Important Information:

  • Trip dates: March 7-14, 2020
  • Location: California
  • 10 spaces
  • Approximate cost: $1000-$1200
  • Trip cost covers transportation, housing, and meals