Solar education program announced by the SunPower Foundation and One Million Lights

May 17, 2012
San Jose, CA--The SunPower Foundation announced that it is teaming up with One Million Lights, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that provides solar lighting to rural communities globally, to launch a solar education program for K-12 schools called One Million Students.

San Jose, CA--The SunPower Foundation announced that it is teaming up with One Million Lights, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that provides solar lighting to rural communities globally, to launch a solar education program for K-12 schools called One Million Students. The program provides educators with grade-appropriate curriculum structured to increase student understanding of how solar works and how it is being applied to generate clean, renewable energy in locations around the world.

The One Million Students program features three, one-hour lesson plans which highlight real-life case studies on solar technology use worldwide along with interactive learning tools including solar-powered LED lights and solar electricity testing kits. Teachers can choose curriculum based on specific education levels: elementary school, middle school or high school. Plans can be integrated into existing environmental studies, math and science courses, and delivered by SunPower or One Million Lights representatives.

At the beginning of this year, SunPower and One Million Lights piloted the One Million Students program in San Francisco Bay Area classrooms.

Teachers and students interested in registering their school for One Million Students or learning more about the program are encouraged to visit http://onemillionstudents.org/act-now/.

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