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Dominion Energy has partnered with The National Energy Development Project (NEED) for over 3 decades to offer energy education curriculum and training to teachers and students.   View PDF of the following application requirements here.

Dominion Energy and NEED are currently accepting applications to provide:
  • 1.2 kilowatt photovoltaic system that converts sunlight into electric power, often referred to as “solar on a stick”.
  • An online monitoring tool, to provide real-time data on the system’s activity and the amount of electricity generated.
  • A online data display to show teachers, students, parents, and school visitors the output of the system.
  • Solar Energy training for classroom teachers and school personnel.
  • Standards of Learning, State Standards, and NGSS aligned solar curriculum and hands-on kits that will teach students how solar works and how energy, the environment and economics are all part of energy decision making. 
  • A Solarbration to cut the ribbon and showcase the school’s new installation to the local community.
  • Connections to other Solar for Students program participants to share data, partner on projects and expand learning.

Tentative Timeline
December 15, 2021 - Application period opens
March 30, 2022 - Application period ends
April 2022 - Schools/Institutions selected pending site review
2021-2022 School Year - Installations and Dominion Energy Solar for Students “Solarbrations”