SOLAR EDUCATION: PARTNERS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Sun Tribe is committed to being active partners in educating our community about solar. Through community outreach, we educate people on the financial savings of solar energy, the science of how solar works, and the environmental impact of solar power on our local and global community.
Classroom Tools Included
Our training program supports educational opportunities for grades K-12 and covers every step of the solar process for both educators and students. For educators who want to get students excited about science, we provide opportunities to show the applicability of science outside of the classroom or lab. Part of that effort is a real-time monitoring system on every solar installation, which means the entire school community can pull data directly from the system for live analysis.
While the educational opportunities are unlimited, our goal is simple: to make curriculum integration and community education seamless and fun. At Sun Tribe, we have a robust and passionate team of professional engineers, company leaders, and construction managers who love coming to talk to students for career days. Other opportunities for partner schools have included internships, CTE opportunities, and resources that connect students to various career opportunities across the solar landscape. Whether it is green-collar jobs like construction or STEM-focused jobs like engineering, our program helps make students aware that a diverse world of opportunities are available to them as they build their future.
How Schools are Using PPAs to Save Money
“The hands-on, authentic learning opportunities for our students are equally valuable.”
– Dr. Peter Gretz, Superintendent, Middlesex County Public Schools
Middlesex County Public Schools is a national leader in providing educational opportunities while being good stewards of community resources. Working closely with Sun Tribe, Middlesex County Public Schools installed the first ground-mounted solar system at any school in Virginia, will be the first school district in the Commonwealth to have its schools 100 percent powered by on-site renewable energy. All while saving $4.74 million for taxpayers.