In 2010 the Henry Bellmon Sustainability Awards Steering Committee selected the McLain Renewable Energy Program as the Project of Choice.
The Renewable Energy Program at McLain includes a hands-on laboratory, career development opportunities, and interaction with the TCC Center for Energy Excellence and Innovation.
The Renewable Energy Hands-on Laboratory offers students a real word working photovoltaic (solar) laboratory that powers a greenhouse. The laboratory includes ten 130-watt solar modules and two 30 watt solar modules, LED light fixtures, batteries, charge controllers, inverter, solar -powered fans.
This project is sustainability in action and in the classroom, educating a green-minded workforce for future generations.