So Easy a Kid Could Do It November 12, 2011 : 4:24 PM

An interesting program in Florida:

"Schoolchildren across Florida will soon be managing mini solar-energy power plants this fall designed to ease utility costs, educate kids and supply campuses with power during natural disasters."

"The $10 million stimulus-funded project is sponsored by theFlorida Solar Energy Center with the hope of creating jobs in the energy sector while firing up young children about renewable energy."

"Every single day that the sun is shining you are generating electricity," said Susan Schleith, energy education coordinator for the center. "You are a little mini-power plant right there on that school."

"Nearly 100 schools across the state, including 15 in Central Florida, were awarded $90,000 systems that are capable of powering a home for a month."

Source: Orlando Sentinel