7th and 8th graders at the Hillsboro-Deering Middle School learned a bit about how to capture energy from the sun this week thanks to ReVision Energy.
Dan Clapp, Branch Manager of our New Hampshire office, spent two hours with the class of Linda Carson explaining solar energy systems. His presentation covered essentials such as how photovoltaic cells work, how sun-generated DC energy is converted into grid-compliant AC, and how that electricity is then either used inside a building or sent back out to the grid.
For solar hot water, he explained how systems are different – how instead of generating electricity, the solar hot water collectors instead capture the sun’s heat in liquid, which is then pumped through a tank, heating the water used in a house. Demo units of the systems came along so students could see the technology up close.
Since a renewable energy investment is really an investment in the future, we’re grateful for the opportunity to get out into the community and talk to students. We hope to be back to Hillsboro-Deering sometime soon!