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2012 Grant Awardee - Downingtown High School West Campus' Energy Team

22 Feb 2012 4:24 PM | Anne Lazo (Administrator)

Project: Ecotricity

SWEP awarded one grant in the amount of $1,695.95 to Downingtown High School West Campus’s Energy Team. Ms. Dina DiSantis, Biology and Environmental Science Teacher, applied for this grant to expand the team’s ongoing energy conservation efforts and their technical capabilities. The team’s mission is to promote effective power management throughout the school community. The team will increase public awareness of solar energy possibilities with this grant by purchasing, installing, monitoring, and optimizing a high-efficiency mobile Ecotricity 1800W Solar Power Generator on the school’s roof. It will power computer carts containing computers from 25 classrooms. The project phases include collecting current laptop computer power usage data, installing the rooftop panel, evaluating energy consumption, and optimizing the panel’s position. The team will then calculate the school’s footprint reduction, debrief on the project’s challenges and accomplishments, and present their findings to the school body.

     


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