Learning Beyond the Local

Hopkinson, Shirley
May 2007
Solar Today;May/Jun2007, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p18
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the solar energy curriculum of the Barnard Elementary School in Washington, D.C., which was made possible after it received a one-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system that was installed on its roof. The school was chosen as the inaugural American Solar Energy Society Legacy School in 2001, the year the Legacy Schools Program was launched. The solar energy curriculum was developed through the help of the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED). The curriculum is designed to educate the students on how alternative energy sources contribute to a better quality of living compared to conventional energy sources.


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