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Sun Power for Schools


Lovinggood Middle School in Powder Springs, Ga. and the Cobb County Safety Village in Marietta, Ga. use a small-scale solar power generating station to teach students about renewable energy.

The 1 kW photovoltaic system links electricity from the PV array, which could power a toaster or microwave, to a grid-tied inverter that feeds power into the school's electrical system.

Cobb EMC installed the system as part of the Sun Power for Schools program through Green Power EMC, 37 Georgia EMCs that partner to use renewable energy to generate electricity. Sun Power for Schools educates middle and high school students about the impact of renewable energy on the environment. More than a dozen schools participate in Georgia's first academic program to showcase benefits of solar energy.

At Lovinggood, teachers are developing a curriculum linked to the solar power plant and renewable energy.




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