Solar for Students Program

participating schools and organizations

Participating schools and organizations

computers powered

Desktop computers powered by each solar array

TVs powered

42-inch LED TVs powered by each solar array

Dominion Energy continues to dramatically expand its solar power infrastructure.  As part of this effort, the Solar for Students program provides students the chance to observe and learn firsthand about harnessing solar energy from a solar array.  Participating public schools and educational organizations receive a 1.2 kilowatt solar system that converts sunlight into electric power, educational materials, and training for educators.

Students will be able to 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 to see who generates the most.

The NEED Project (National Energy Education Development) and Sigora Solar will administer the program by providing technical support, coordinating the installation of solar panels, preparing educational materials for students and training the teachers.

We are very excited with the success of the program from our initial pilot in 2015 of (4) schools to an additional (6) in the 2017-18 school year. And in March 2018, we announced that we would be introducing the program to (8) schools in Southwestern Virginia.

Each year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation reviews and considers grant programs that best meet the needs of the communities served by Dominion Energy. We look forward to a continued successful outcome from our current Solar for Students participants and will revisit the possibility of offering solar arrays to additional schools and educational facilities in 2019.

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Solar for students 

Participating Schools and Organizations

  • Shenandoah Valley Governor's School, Fishersville
  • Goochland High School, Goochland
  • Landstown High School, Virginia Beach
  • T. Clay Wood Elementary School, Prince William County
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Educations Center, Albemarle County
  • Children's Museum of Richmond, Richmond
  • Deer Park Elementary School, Newport News
  • Hampton High School, Hampton
  • Kenmore Middle School, Arlington
  • Math Science Innovation Center, Henrico
  • 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)