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Education Programs

The Power to do Good Work

Education Programs

The essence of Secure Solar Futures lies in our understanding of what solar energy really is: the power to do good work. We enable educational institutions to create more efficient and affordable energy production to power the next generation. We are a partner in innovation that replaces traditional energy investment loss with a new model of leadership: reducing energy costs, and freeing up capital to hire teachers and faculty while investing in classrooms, labs and facilities for our shared future.

After colleges and schools go solar with us on campus, we help them make the most of their clean energy with materials, training and other resources to make it easy to turn solar power into an exciting educational opportunity for their students. And all at no extra cost.

  • Students walk up the steps of a university building

    Colleges & Universities

    Higher education is looked upon for leadership and innovation. Secure Solar Futures enables this mission to be realized in the energy sector. Supervised solar panel installations, senior theses and capstone projects, internships and academic research are outcomes of this shared partnership.
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    K-12 Schools

    K-12 education is the platform for a generation. Schools can access our unique Throwing Solar Shade® hands-on STEM curriculum developed with leading climate scientist Dr. Jeremy Hoffman. Secure Solar Futures also provides curricula for both public and independent schools.
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Sample Projects

  • A street view of one of Calhoun County, West Virginia's public school buildings. An American flag is raised on a flagpole in front of the building's entrance.

    Calhoun County Schools

    Leading the way for West Virginia schools

    768.6 KILOWATTS

    Calhoun will be the first in West Virginia to install systems with no upfront costs through a financing option newly available in the state, a Power Purchase Agreement.

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  • Solar panels are seen on multiple parts of the roof on a Richmond City Schools campus.

    Richmond City Schools

    Seeing the future in Virginia’s capital

    2.87 MEGAWATTS

    Along with the installation of solar panels on 10 campuses, Richmond Public Schools received a $100,000 grant from the RVA Solar Fund.

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    Wise & Lee County Schools

    A workforce running on clean energy

    3.2 megawatts

    Wise County represents the first project in a campaign known as Securing Solar for Southwest Virginia, founded to install solar power, create well-paying clean energy jobs, and establish a local solar power industry in the coalfield region. Job training helps local workers qualify as certified solar installers through a partnership between Mountain Empire Community College and local vocational technology and high schools.

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