Energy Wizards

  • October 14, 2008
  • Calvary Christian Academy
  • Chula Vista  CA
  • 4th Grade
  • 25 Students

  • Dick  Lowry
  • Manager of Project Sales
  • Solar Energy Solutions Group
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Bring a reusable cup to the coffee shop.

Students' Reaction

The students shared their fantastic knowledge on how we can all make a difference.

Questions I was asked

Can you put solar panels on cars?

Yes, there are a few experimental cars that are completely run off solar modules. Additionally Toyota is trying to put solar on top of their Prius to see if it can help power the car’s systems*. Electric cars can be charged from solar panel stations. There are a number of these stations throughout California. When you grow up we will need scientists which help invent even better ways to power a car from solar energy.
*Solar Energy Industries Association, US Solar Inustry Year in Review 2008 estimated that 342MW of pv modules were installed in the US.

Overall Impression

Once again we were blown away by the students grasp of the topics and excitement to make a difference.