Solar for Students Program

student learning about solar energy

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 in Virginia.  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.  Each year, 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.

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students learning about solar energy 

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