Crowdfunding success for 4th-grader solar-powered classroom bid

After looking into the pros and cons of nine methods of electricity production (including coal, geothermal, biomass, and solar), a group of 9 and 10 year-olds from Central Park School for Children in Durham, North Carolina decided that their classroom should be powered using only energy from the sun. They hit Kickstarter at the beginning of this month with a Our Solar Powered Classroom by Aaron's Classmodest funding goal of just US$800 to help finance the installation of a small PV panel array – a target that was smashed in less than a day.

With the help of their teacher, Aaron Sebens, the 4th-grade students researched system components and requirements that would allow their classroom to go off-grid.

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