A lot of the requests we get from teachers and administrators is for renewable energy curriculum for classooms. We've done some of the legwork for you here, by listing all of the best curriculum resouces out there. The Department of Energy and the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project both provide excellent K-12 materials, workbooks, lesson plans, and teacher guides. We enourage you to peruse the sites we've listed here, or Contact US if you have specific questions.
If you are ready to install solar on your school, but you want help choosing your contractor, we have a network of installers we can connect you with. We also have listed advice on how to pick an installer, and what red flags to avoid.
Sometimes adults want to make big decisions, like installing solar on schools, but they need data and research to help assure them that its a good idea. We've got you covered! The National Solar Schools Consortium was founded and is chaired by the Solar Fouundation (TSF), the preeminent solar industry research organization. TSF wrote both of the most respected and noteworthy reports on solar schools. These reports can be of great help to decision makers who need a little push.
Want to know if there are other solar schools around you? Check out our Solar Schools Map! This can come in especially handy when your school is trying to decide if it wants to go solar; knowing that other schools in your region or state have gone solar and reaped positive benefits can REALLY help with the decision.
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There are lots of ways for a school to "go solar." Schools can install solar on their campuses, integrate energy curriculum into their classrooms, or even just host energy awareness assemblies or energy career fairs. You can learn more about all of this HERE.
One of the main goals of the National Solar Schools Consortium is to aggreagate and amplify all of the existing solar school resources in the nation, to make it easier on you to find exactly what your school needs.
Types of resources available on this site:
We've aggreatated great videos to play in your classroom, for solar school decision makers, or just to learn more about energy. We add new videos all the time, so check back regularly! You can also suggest or request videos on specific subject matters by emailing us HERE.
Fun Video To Show
Solar School Decision Makers
This is a great video to share with school boards or principals who are on the fense about solar schools. Kids say it like it is!
"Common adults! We need your help!"