Some Dallas students will learn about solar energy up close and personal.
Students who participate in the TXU Solar Academy are able to learn hands-on about solar power, through research, curriculum and lessons provided in the program.
"Solar energy is going to be a permanent field and the wave of the future. It's important that [the students] know about it," said Melissa Carpenter, teacher.
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"If we can harness the sun's power that's going to be around for a long time we can advance and have more efficient ways to have energy," said student Bailey Ort.
The TXU Energy Solar Academy, part of a nationally recognized renewable energy education program, aims to help Texas teachers and students integrate energy education into their classroom and community activities.
The program provides teacher training, hands-on kits and curriculum, and a 1-kW web-enabled solar installation to participating school districts and educational institutions.