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Solar Energy Challenge Workshop

118 Chambers Building, University Park, PA 16802
Saturday, February 4, 2023 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm
One-Day Workshop


Learn how to coach a team of students to compete in our inaugural solar challenge, including details on solar power, basic electronics, properties of light and designing a building with integrated photovoltaics.

Presented by Dr. Susan Stewart, Amber Cesare, and Stephanie Klixbull

When students participate in the Solar Challenge they will:
• Discover solar energy as a resource and its ability to provide clean energy solutions to meet the needs of society
• Design, build and test a functional, creative solar power solution
• Compete with their peers in a supportive environment

Solar electric power is one of the fastest growing energy resources in the United States today. In this workshop you

will engage in hands-on activities that will introduce you to the science behind solar energy while putting easy-touse

tools in your hands. Hands-on activities include evaluating performance of solar devices under a variable solar

resource, applications of solar energy, basic electrical concepts, and properties of light. These investigations are

powerful vehicles to expose students to “difficult-to-hold-onto” concepts like energy conversion and transfer,

electricity generation, and our energy future. You will leave this workshop with the knowledge, skills, and resources

needed to introduce students to solar energy concepts as well as how to integrate solar power into building designs.

You can use the activities from the workshop with your students to get them excited about clean energy systems.

Taget Audience:
Teachers of students grades 4-12
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