Solar for Students Program expanding, seeking additional applications
By Olga Velasquez
The solar for student’s program sponsored by the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation offers k-12 students from public schools or educational non-profit organizations with STEM programming a hands-on learning experience to generate electricity from a solar array installed on grounds accessible to students. Dominion Energy’s Charitable Foundation is now expanding its renewable energy infrastructure and increasing the number of sites for its Solar for Students program to North Carolina and South Carolina. The expansion of Solar for Students occurs as Dominion Energy is leading the country’s transition towards a clean energy future. The Foundation is currently seeking applications from grades k-12 again, from public school or non-profit organizations with STEM programming in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The Foundation will select 20 sites to receive a 1.2 kilowatt photovoltaic system that coverts sunlight into electric power. 18 sites have participated in the program during the 2019-2020 year.
The company will accept applications for the Dominion Energy Solar for Students program through December 6, 2019 and announce the recipients during the first quarter of 2020.
“We are very excited to expand our Solar for Students program to North and South Carolina” said Hunter A. Applewhite, President of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
Solar installations will take place during the 2020-2021 school year. Dominion Energy will once again partner with the (NEED) Project while they support us to set up the panels, prepare materials for students, and training the teachers.