SPARK Energy Education Program®
Georgia’s EMCs, together with Green Power EMC, developed the SPARK Energy Education Program® in 2005. Now the largest solar education program in Georgia, SPARK provides participating schools with access to data from solar installations across the state and curriculum to study solar energy.
To date, Green Power EMC has installed solar arrays and monitoring equipment at more than 40 middle and high schools within EMC territories across the state. By monitoring solar power strength during certain weather and light conditions, students gain a better understanding of some of the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy.
Unique Learning Experience
Along with the latest equipment, Green Power EMC and its partners developed curriculum to complement and reinforce the school curriculum standards for science and math. In addition, schools seeking to provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs will benefit from the learning laboratory included with the program. The curriculum was developed by the University of West Georgia, in partnership with Green Power EMC.
This off-the-shelf program provides lessons appropriate for middle school students, high school students and some that can be used at either level. The curriculum is divided into a series of lesson plans that cover four primary areas: 1) physical science, physics and chemistry; 2) math; 3) biology and environmental science; and 4) earth science.
Live Solar Panel Data
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