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August 6, 2014
Producing clean energy not only saves money in the long term, but also provides independence and the satisfaction of knowing your actions are helping the environment.|Photo courtesy of Jim Green, National Renewable Energy Lab.
Planning for Life On or Off the Grid: Part One

Taking the plunge into renewable energy at home is easier than ever. Check out our steps for picking the right renewable energy system for your home.

July 17, 2014
Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven

Check out this staightforward lesson, that can be adapted for all grade levels, on how to build a solar oven.

July 16, 2014
Energy From the Sun (10 activities)

Hands-on explorations to teach intermediate students the scientific concepts of solar energy.

July 16, 2014
The Sun and Its Energy (11 activities)

Hands-on investigations and explorations to introduce primary students to the basic concepts of solar energy.

July 16, 2014
Wonders of the Sun (8 activities)

Hands-on explorations that introduce scientific concepts of solar energy to elementary students.

July 15, 2014
Energy Production

Students will compare and contrast renewable and nonrenewable resources to explore energy options.

July 15, 2014
Exploring Photovoltaics (9 investigations)

Hands-on investigations to teach secondary students the scientific concepts of photovoltaics.

July 15, 2014
Power to the Plug: An Introduction to Energy, Electricity, Consumption, and Efficiency

The NEED Project and the U.S. Department of Energy have collaborated to bring you this educational four-page guide to energy, electricity, consumption and efficiency. It includes, on the last page, a home energy survey to help you analyze your home energy use.

July 8, 2014
Implementing Solar Projects on Federal Sites

After a financing and contracting option has been selected, the next step is to execute the project. Each project follows a process that is unique to the financing and contracting options selected.