The solar industry is experiencing a rapid period of growth. Solar engineers plan, design and implement solar energy projects. In this course, students will demonstrate the creative and fun applications of solar energy, each student will be designing and building their own solar home. This "home" will use miniature solar panels to power various loads inside the house. At the end of the five weeks, students will present their projects, and be able to submit them into Recharge Labs Solar House Design Challenge. This challenge chooses winners every month, and each monthly winner receives a $50 dollar cash reward, as well as being featured on the winners page on the site.


Here is the class outline:

1. Welcome to Ardent Academy for Gifted Youth

2. Lesson 1: Circuits

3. Lesson 2: Energy Sources

4. Lesson 3: Effect of Distance

5. Lesson 4: Effect of Angle

6. Lesson 5: Effect of Shade