Solar for Students was introduced as a pilot at four schools three years ago, and this year it is being introduced at five schools and a children's museum. Dominion Energy and its partners will host "Solarbration" events this spring to showcase the latest solar projects and give students, local officials and others the chance to learn more about this collaborative learning endeavor. In addition, the company just announced plans to expand the program to eight schools in
"We are very pleased to widen the scope of Solar for Students to reach more students and more regions of
Solar energy is growing rapidly in
Solarbrations are being held this spring at:
Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center( Albemarle County) Children's Museum of Richmond( Richmond) Deer Park Elementary School( Newport News) Hampton High School( Hampton) Kenmore Middle School( Arlington)
- MathScience Innovation Center (
These schools in
Grundy High School( Buchanan County) Honaker Elementary School( Russell County) John I. Burton High School( Norton City)
- Lee County Career & Tech Center (
Lee County) Ridgeview High School( Dickenson County) Tazewell High School( Tazewell County) Twin Springs High School( Scott County) Union Elementary School( Wise County)
Each Solar for Students participant receives a 1.2-kilowatt photovoltaic system that converts sunlight into electric energy, as well as technical support, educational materials and training for educators. Each solar installation has a visual display in the classroom showing real-time data on the electricity being generated. Each array can generate enough electricity at maximum output to power 18 desktop computers, 40 ten-gallon aquariums or fifteen 42-inch LED televisions.
Students can track the generation of electric power by viewing their data online and can challenge other participating schools around the world to a solar power match. Students will learn how weather and temperature impact solar electricity production, and they'll learn more about
For more on this program, visit www.dominionenergy.com/solarforschools.
EDITORS: For photos/captions of recent Solarbration events, visit our Media Downloads page.
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