Solar on Schools

Schools are natural centers for learning and community activity and thus make ideal sites for photovoltaic (PV) systems.

In the interest of educating the public and moving solar technologies to market, Solar Works, Inc., a leading renewable energy services provider since 1980, has initiated the Solar on Schools program. Since the program began in 1998, Solar Works has installed 20 PV systems, ranging from a 300 watt system at an environmental education center in Concord, New Hampshire, to a six kilowatt system at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

Educational materials and training on renewable energy are also made available as part of the program. These resources include access to SolarQuest, a Web site that links solar schools across the country; a subscription to Solar Today, CD-ROMs about renewable energy; demonstration PV modules for use in classroom experiments; and a host of interacctive classroom and field exercises.

Roof-mounted and “roof-integrated” PV systems are being placed on public and private schools and colleges throughout New England to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits solar electric systems can provide.

Adapted from Sustainable Architecture White Pages, by Earth Pledge Foundation.Copyright (c) 2000, The Earth Pledge Foundation .Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green Publishing Company.
Adapted from Sustainable Architecture White Pages, by Earth Pledge Foundation.

40 comments

Nona E.
Nona E4 years ago

Love this idea. Baby steps begin journeys.

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Christine Stewart

I wish all buildings will have rooftop solar one day!

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Terry V.
Terry V4 years ago

thank you

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Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Great idea!

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Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Samir Nassir
Past Member 5 years ago

I hope to be circulated to all countries of the world.thanks for this article .

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thank for the informative article!

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Vicky Barman
Past Member 5 years ago

its a great initiative

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Micheal Moffat
Past Member 5 years ago

knowledge is not power its empowering lets be empowered
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

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