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Light up the School

One of the Engineering grand challenges is making solar energy affordable. We desperately need to decrease our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels. So we are going to start small and try to solve the problem at our school. 

Students will be planning a “solar farm” for our school that will generate enough power to power the school. SStudents will need to survey the piece of land where they would like to place the farm, figure out how many and what type of panels/equipment are needed, create a long term plan for maintaining the farm, and come up with the final price tag. Students will be making a final presentation to the panel about their recommendations. 

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