The Need Project

About

NCI and the NEED Project work together to teach students, teachers, and the community about solar energy. As NEED’s installation partner, NCI works with schools to design and install the solar system provided by NEED in partnership with the Dominion Energy Solar for Students program and others. NCI has completed over 20 installations for NEED for its various programs across the three-state area in VA, NC, and SC. NCI also works with NEED to provide solar components for Career and Technology Education programs, like the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center, and also provides expertise in NEED’s workforce training programs like the Solar Career Pathways program with SMUD, Baker Energy, Greater Sacramento Urban League, and Spotlight Solar.

Resources

Do you want to learn more about solar energy? Are you a teacher or a student interested in solar? Check out these resources from our friends at NEED:

– Schools Going Solar, Downloadable PDF

– Energy from the Sun (Intermediate), Free Student Guide Download

– Energy from the Sun (Intermediate), Free Teacher Guide Download

– Exploring Photovoltaics (Secondary), Free Student Guide Download

– Exploring Photovoltaics (Secondary), Free Teacher Guide Download

– Wonders of the Sun (Elementary), Free Student Guide Download

– Wonders of the Sun (Elementary), Free Teacher Guide Download

– The Sun and Its Energy (Primary), Free Guide Download

– Solar at a Glance, Downloadable PDF

– Solar Energy Info Sheet (Primary), Downloadable PDF

– Solar Energy info sheet (Elementary), Downloadable PDF

– Solar Energy Info Sheets (Intermediate), Downloadable PDF

– Solar Energy Info sheets (Secondary), Downloadable PDF

– Solar Coloring Sheet, Downloadable Link

– Build a Solar Oven, Video

The NEED Project

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