PG&E teaching renewable energy with "Solar Suitcases"

Mar 6, 2015 12:43 PM by News Staff

Pacific Gas and Electric has rolled out a new program encouraging students to learn about sustainable energy.

PG&E's new solar suitcase program will give high school students the chance to build portable solar units that can benefit the local community, but also have an international impact.

PG&E will also provide 100 solar suitcases to high schools throughout Northern and Central California. The suitcases are portable lighting systems that use a small solar panel to charge a battery, the suitcases can power an L-E-D lightbulb that can illuminate a small room.

When the project is done, four students will win a trip to Kenya, to hand deliver a suitcase to a school or clinic.

If you are interested in receiving a solar suitcase for your school, visit the solar suitcase program information page here.

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