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NEED and Dominion Energy, Inc.


Dominion Energy Solar for Schools - Apply Now!

For many years, NEED and Dominion Energy, Inc. have worked together to bring STEM-focused teacher training and energy curriculum to schools throughout Dominion Energy’s multi-state service area. In 2015, NEED received a Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation grant to support the installation of solar systems on four schools in the Dominion Energy Virginia Power service area. These four schools received a Spotlight Solar system installed by the great team at Sigora Solar.  

Application Details

Goochland High School
T. Clay Wood Elementary School
Landstown High School
Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School

In 2017, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and The NEED Project will select six (6) schools and/or museums in the Dominion Energy, Inc. service area to receive a solar installation, teacher training, and classroom curriculum. We are accepting applications now. Apply Today! For more information, view the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Media Release.

Using the NEED Schools Going Solar Curriculum and the entire suite of NEED solar kits, teachers and students learn about solar energy for heating, lighting, and electricity generation. 

NEED Solar Curriculum
The Sun and Its Energy (e-publication)
Wonders of the Sun Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Wonders of the Sun Student Guide  (e-publication)
Energy From the Sun Teacher Guide (e-publication)
Energy From the Sun Student Guide (e-publication)
Exploring Photovoltaics Teacher Guide (e-publication)
Exploring Photovoltaics Student Guide (e-publication)
Schools Going Solar  (e-publication)

New! Energy in Virginia Curriculum, Kits, and Map

In 2016, NEED received a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to create the Energy in Virginia curriculum and map for sixth grade students across the Commonwealth. This unit, designed in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education brings a deeper look at energy into the science classroom. Participating teachers receive an Energy in Virginia kit, curriculum and training at one of three regional workshops planned for 2016.

Energy in Virginia – 6th Grade Curriculum Module
Energy In Virginia Guide (pdf) (e-pub)
Virginia Energy Map (Coming Soon!)
Cool Coal and Nifty Natural Gas Story Props
Virginia Energy Round Up Posters
EIA Virginia Energy Data
Dominion Energy Power Facilities 
Virginia Energy Bingo
VA Dominion Workshop PowerPoint
Virginia Energy SOL Strands and Concepts