Schools use solar project in lesson plans
When the Measure H solar panels finally went live throughout the Valley this fall, students at each school site noticed something new in their school offices. Large flat screen monitors installed at the five elementary schools, the two middle schools, at the high school and in the district office, broadcast solar savings data and power usage district-wide and site specific, in real time. Science teachers throughout the district are thinking of creative ways to incorporate this compelling visual information into their lesson plans. At Altimira Middle School, science teacher Eric Fessenden plans to weave the information available on the touch screens into his upcoming lesson plans on resource management and solar technology. Pictured is Fessenden and seventh-grade student Eric Reyes-Becerra in the Altimira school office checking out the solar output on a recent cloudy day. Members of the community are welcome to stop by any school site or the district office during school hours to read and experiment with the new solar monitors. (Sonoma Charter School has a monitor as well).