- Dec 10, 2018 2:50 pm GMT
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A growing demand for clean energy employees led the Minnesota Department of Corrections earlier this year to offer a solar installation course to two classes of inmates prior to their release dates.
Thirty men took the 48-hour solar installer training course from instructors working with the Wisconsin-based Midwest Renewable Energy Association. The nonprofit used the same course it offers members of the general public.
The program reflects Minnesota's changing energy economy.
This is a great sounding program, representing a positive in the justice system being about reform while also signaling Minnesota recognizing the power & need for clean power jobs