Feel that warmth on your skin on a sunny day? That energy can be used to power homes, heat water, and even bake cookies in a solar oven.
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Solar Energy Animation
How Solar Panels Work (courtesy of SaveOnEnergy)
NEED Curriculum Guides in Spanish
Energy at a Glance
Oldies but Goodies! Newsletters
Primary Energy Activity: Energy from the Sun November 2001
Intermediate Activity: Solar Cooking November 2001
Secondary Article: Gamma Ray Bursts January/February 2003
Intermediate Activity: Energy in the Round- Solar September 2005
Elementary/Intermediate: Photosynthesis Simulation January 2008
Elementary Level Activity: Solar Energy Race April 2009
Primary Level Activity: Leaf Me Alone April 2009
Q&A: Jane Weismann, Executive Director of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council November 2009
Q&A: Claudia Wentworth, President of Quickmount PV April 2010
Primary/Elementary Activity: Heating Water with Solar Energy April/May 2012
Let There Be Light December/January 2012
Green Jobs February/March 2013
More Awesome Extras!
NEED Book List
NEED Energy Video Lessons (Build a Solar Oven Activity)
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon®
Solar Decathlon Webinars