Archive for November, 2009

SSS President to Attend Copenhagen

This December marks an important milestone¬†for international climate negotiations. The COP15 also known as the Copenhagen Climate Change Convention will occur from December 5th to 19th with the goal of creating a new non-binding treaty. Adam Raudonis, the founder of Students for Solar Schools,¬†was selected to be one of two American teenagers representing the British Council’s International Climate Champions Program at Copenhagen.


November 18, 2009 at 2:46 pm 2 comments

Students for Solar Schools Finalist for SCA Grant

The Students for Solar Schools project at Westlake High School was selected as a finalist for the Student Conservation Association’s Green Your School Award sponsored by the NBC Universal Foundation. The grand prize is a $5000 grant. Please Click here to see the Students for Solar Schools page on the SCA website.

November 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

On the Homestretch, Westlake Solar Installation Doubled!

webmeet1Last Friday marked an important milestone for the Westlake Students for Solar Schools project.webmeet2 The meeting brought together the district facilities department, Advanced Solar Electric, Tremco Roofing, and Students for Solar Schools. It is humbling to witness all these diverse groups coming together to work towards the common goal of installing solar panels at Westlake. Thanks to a donation from Solar World, and free roof work from Tremco, it was officially confirmed at the meeting that our system size would be more than doubled! What started as a 2.8kW dream, has grown to be a 6.65kW, 36 panel array! This new array will be able to power at least the lights of 5 classrooms and offset 270,000 Lbs of Carbon Dioxide. The new size will also make it the world’s largest student led solar installation!!!


November 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm 1 comment

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