|Posted by [email protected] on July 13, 2015 at 10:45 AM|
Eleanor Reagan, science teacher from Urban Community School, explained how the House of Champions received the solar panels.
"When we received an award from the CVEEC (Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center) and the Cavs for our conservation efforts I wanted to use the money for something visible and related to saving energy. Through contacting a series of people I met Myles Murray of AAT Solar. He had this great idea of teaching the kids about solar energy while a real installation was taking place. The partnership was born. Myles and his colleagues discussed the idea for Urban and discovered that while installing solar on the school would be too expensive at this time, installing panels on the House of Champions was doable and easier for students to see. Myles and his crew came to the middle schoolers and presented a few lessons on solar and electricity in general. Students went over to see the installation and interact with Myles and to ask questions. They also had a lot of questions about the H of C.
So there is an educational dimension to this project and it gives us a start on going solar."