USSI and Florida Keys Solar One President Joins FKCC Board
President Johnson becomes the newest advisor to the Florida Keys Community College Alternative Energy Technician Program in 2018
Key West, FL October 4, 2017 – Ray Johnson, the internationally popular Florida solar energy professor and President of state certified solar energy contractor Florida Keys Solar One, recently accepted a role at the Florida Keys based community college advisory board funded by a near million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation.
Professor Johnson, founder of The US Solar Institute (USSI), a vocational college licensed by the Florida Department of Education, credits Hurricane Andrew (in 1992) as the driving force for his obsession with solar energy. “I saw solar panels as the best energy solution for our family in Sugarloaf Key. The storm forced me to become an instant student of solar photovoltaics (PV) and I have never really stopped studying since.”
Johnson says he is proud to help serve FKCC as an advisor to help develop this NSF funded Associate of Science Renewable Energy Technician program by giving back and sharing his success in the solar industry while helping the Keys community.