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Solar on Schools

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.

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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.

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7:37AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Love this idea. Baby steps begin journeys.

5:27PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

I wish all buildings will have rooftop solar one day!

2:39PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

thank you

4:27AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

11:26AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Great idea!

5:14PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

8:40AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

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

2:18AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Thank for the informative article!

8:52AM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

its a great initiative

8:19AM PST on Feb 2, 2012

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

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