Blue Oak Energy Project Engineer and avid GRID Alternatives volunteer Jay Ruzicka, at his 2nd Solarthon, spoke with GRID staff about how GRID's work impacts training for the solar industry:
"I work with a company with a lot of new engineers, and I always encourage them to volunteer because I feel that hands-on experience makes people better designers. What I’ve found with people that volunteer with GRID is they really understand what solar is; they know the reality of how the projects go and what some of the challenges are.
It seems to me that if someone spent time with GRID they would be a valuable employee because they know what they are getting into. There is good training here, great safety standards and good explanations of what we’re doing at all times. GRID has a good perspective on training volunteers."