U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
What Kind of Projects Have You Done in School?
August 24, 2011
Ponderosa High School principal David Ross feels that the school's wind-and-solar hybrid system presents an opportunity for students. Ponderosa is an alternative high school in Arizona that helps students earn a high school diploma or GED. The school's approximately 75 students range in age from 17 to 20, and the majority are Native American or Hispanic, mostly from underserved communities.
Northern Arizona University (NAU), home to Arizona's Wind for Schools project, facilitated the installation of a 160-watt Air Breeze wind turbine. NAU assistant professor Allison Kipple worked with her electrical engineering students to help design and install the project. Kipple feels that the hands-on approach is an important experience for the Northern Arizona University students. See the Energy Blog post.