By William Driscoll, PV Magazine
With every new solar-on-schools contract more people learn how it’s done, share what they know, and make it easier for neighboring school districts to follow the same path. U.S. schools could host up to 30 gigawatts of solar. Read the entire article here.
Image Credit: Arlington Public Schools: Rooftop solar on an Arlington, Virginia school.
ALSO IN THE NEWS
A 13-year-old won $25,000 for a solar-panel invention that can locate the sun at any time, Business Insider
Georgia Hutchinson, from Woodside, California, took the top prize at the Broadcom Masters nationwide STEM competition for middle-school students. She is working on patenting her invention.
Photo Credit: Society for Science and the Public
SOLAR SCHOOLS RESOURCES
- Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools, written by The Solar Foundation, Generation 180 and Solar Energy Industries Association
- Let’s Go Solar:
- National Resources
- State Resources Include Nebraska Solar Schools
By Tish Tablan, National Organizer, Generation 180
More and more schools are taking advantage of their large roofs and open spaces to generate clean power and save money. Solar schools are creating a brighter future by spreading energy awareness to students, parents, and the community.
Generation 180 has recently launched some exciting initiatives to empower schools nationwide to take advantage of all the benefits of solar energy.
- We’ve just launched our nationwide Solar Schools campaign, which aims to help schools go solar with greater confidence and success.
- We’ve partnered with The Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association to produce the 2017 Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in US Schools. This report provides the most comprehensive inventory of solar schools across America and shares the successful approaches of schools transitioning to solar power
- In addition to the report, Generation 180 offers how-to resources to empower stakeholders to become solar champions who can effectively advocate for solar schools in their own communities.
You Can Help Schools Go Solar
You can help make a brighter future possible. Generation 180 is forming teams of volunteers throughout the country to rally local support from educators, district leaders and community members and providing resources to assist schools in going solar. Contact us to learn about starting a volunteer team in your community. Learn about volunteer teams.
- Generation 180 is a non-profit committed to advancing the transition to clean energy and supporting a cultural shift in energy awareness through original, engaging content, digitally-enabled campaigns, and an empowered volunteer network.
- Questions? Contact National Organizer Tish Tabian: firstname.lastname@example.org
- U.S. Solar Schools Map
- Nebraska Solar Schools, founded by Nebraskans for Solar and statewide partners, is a program that provides K-12 educators with resources and tools for incorporating renewable energy education into their classrooms and schools. The resources support Nebraska and national science standards. The program is offered to public and non-public schools, as well as places like schools such as children’s museums, zoos, nature preserves and science and technology centers.