Local schools selected for 'Solar for Students'

(WVEC) -- 'Solar for Student,'  a Dominion Power program, teaches kids about harnessing solar energy.

Each school and museum selected receives a 1.2 kilowatt solar system that converts sunlight into electric power.

Students will be able to track the generation of electric power and compete against other schools to see who generates the most energy.

Schools participating includes Landstown High School, Deer Park Elementary School and Hampton High School.

"Teaching our children the fundamentals of science and technology is an essential part of preparing our students for the future," said Dietra Trent, Virginia Secretary of Education. "I'm pleased to see that more students across Virginia will have the opportunity to learn about clean energy and 21st century jobs."

Students will be able to learn how weather and temperature impacts solar electricity and more about Virginia's energy resources. 

The NEED Project (National Energy Education Development) will provide technical support, coordinating the installation of solar panels, preparing educational material and training teachers. 

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