Solar For Academics

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Mission

Solar for Academics improves the quality of education and opportunity in impoverished communities by implementing solar energy in schools.

Project Summary

This model provides solar energy for schools without power or with intermittent power in order that students may have an uninterrupted source of energy. It includes plans to train solar technicians on the ground for maintenance and new installations. This blueprint is novel in its integration into the local economy.

Connect
Connect with a school that proves its need for a solar pv system donation. After reviewing a series of potential schools to support we choose one which reflects it most needs the solar donation at the time.

Connect with a school that proves its need for a solar pv system donation. After reviewing a series of potential schools to support they choose one which reflects it most needs the solar donation at the time.

 

Design
Design a solar pv system specifically for the selected school campus. Once a school is selected we begin working with the leaders and heads of the school in order to determine their operations, layout and power requirements so that we may design a solar pv system fitted specifically for their needs.

Design a solar pv system specifically for the selected school campus. Once a school is selected they begin working with the leaders and heads of the school in order to determine their operations, layout and power requirements so that they may design a solar pv system fitted specifically for their needs.

 

Install
Work with local solar contractors in installing the system. After the solar pv system has been designed and approved by the school, we are ready to install it. We work with local solar contractors and laborers in order to connect local solar-savvy companies with the school as well as provide work and help stimulate the local economy. The installation will be overseen by our team.

They work with local solar contractors and laborers in order to connect local solar-savvy companies with the school as well as provide work and help stimulate the local economy. The installation will be overseen by their team.

Teach
Instruct a class on how to install and maintain the solar panels as well as educate students on the benefits of renewable energy. We supplement the installation of the solar panels by teaching a technical solar pv training course. This training will help make sure the system is properly maintained as well as provide students with a new set of skills. We will also teach a class on the general benefits of renewable energy so that the school body may better understand what their new system has to offer, such as access to the internet and countless new learning materials.

They supplement the installation of the solar panels by teaching a technical solar pv training course. This training will help make sure the system is properly maintained as well as provide students with a new set of skills. They will also teach a class on the general benefits of renewable energy so that the school body may better understand what their new system has to offer, such as access to the internet and countless new learning materials.

 

Founders

Paul Hodges, Michael Planer

 

Donate to Solar For Academics

Humanitarian Social Innovations treats funds received for the purpose of this project as restricted under the charitable trust doctrine. All funds, minus administrative fees, are dedicated to the purpose of this project and will not be used to pay the expenses of another.

Thank you for your donation to Solar for Academics! By investing in a child’s education and helping to end the cycle of poverty in his or her community, you provide opportunity for a brighter future.