Florida's Next Generation Solar Education Station
Submitted by Linda
The Florida Power and Light Next Generation Solar Education Station program brings science, electricity and teacher support to schools in the FPL service area. Six schools are receiving photovoltaic (PV) installations which capture radiant energy, transform it into electricity and supply electricity to the electrical grid. In addition, the program provides teacher training and classroom curriculum materials to schools, and it supports the "energized minds" of classrooms with a robust Teacher Grant Program.
Next Generation Solar Education Stations will be installed at:
Hinson Middle School (Volusia)
J.D. Parker Elementary School (Martin)
Mandarin K-8 Center (Miami-Dade)
L.A. Ainger Middle School (Charlotte)
Deerfield Beach Middle School (Broward)
Suncoast High School (Palm Beach)
As part of our Solar Station pilot project, the FPL Group Foundation will make teacher grants totaling $100,000 for the 2009-2010 school year. The Foundation will begin taking grant applications from teachers in our Florida service territory for classroom projects that educate on renewable energy and are tied to the Sunshine State Standards for the respective grade level.
Teachers working in public, private or charter schools are eligible. Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2009 - January 15, 2010. Grant awards will be announced in early February 2010, with awards distributed by the end of the first quarter.
For more information both on the PV program and the grants, please go to the web site: