Home Solar Analysis

Home Solar Analysis

This curriculum guides students through a solar analysis of their home. Students gain an in-depth understanding of solar science as well as solar system sizing and design considerations. Completing this analysis allows students to determine the size, cost, and location of a solar system installed for use in their home.

In addition solar science, this curriculum provides relevant background information on energy sources, the carbon cycle, the greenhouse gas effect, and climate science. These topics are used as a basis for discussing why a home would consider a solar project.

Students will complete a design for a solar system using an online tool to assist them in designing a system for their home.

Students will use their calculations of solar system size, cost, and payback period to make the case for solar at their home.

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