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SSS Awarded Ventura County Climate Action Award!

On April 20th, Students for Solar Schools was honored with the Ventura County Community Climate Change Action Award for Youth Leadership! SSS VPs Michelle Carney and Sarah Gerlach attended the Ventura County Board meeting where the award was presented. Michelle (left) accepted the award with a speech on behalf of SSS.

Click here for a complete list of winners.


May 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

SSS Founder Presents at TEDx!

 Westlake High School student Adam Raudonis discusses how his model for raising money for installing solar power in school during TEDxConejo, an event to bring together college students, high school students, educators, parents and the general public of the community for talks and conversation at the Thousand Oaks Civics Arts Plaza, in Thousand Oaks. Click to watch the Presentation on YouTube!

Last Saturday, March 27th, SSS founder Adam Raudonis presented at TEDxConejo, a locally organized TED talk. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an international organization dedicated to bring ideas together with worldwide events. At TEDxConejo, Adam discussed the concept and goals of SSS, from fundraising to installation, creating awareness for the project at an event to bring together college students, high school students, educators, parents, and the general public of the community for talks and conversation at the Civics Arts Plaza.

April 4, 2010 at 2:51 pm 2 comments

Villa Park HS Monitoring Site

Villa Park High School in Orange County, CA installed their 3.0 kW system in November of 2008, led by Brandon Bak (Class of ’09).  The school also has a monitoring site up and running so that their statistics such as the amount of CO2 reduced can be viewed. Click here to see it! We hope that every school with a solar system will be able to get a monitoring site like this one.

February 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm Leave a comment

SSS Featured in NPHS Newpaper

Thanks to Newbury Park High School for featuring Students for Solar School’s in its school newspaper, the Panther Prowler. The article was featured on the Prowler’s front page and summarized SSS’ achievements so far. Newbury Park HS is the most recent school to join the SSS organization, and student’s there, led by sophomore Shanti de Ruyter, are working to embark on the mission for solar panels. We look forward to working with them!

The full-length article may be viewed here. (scroll to bottom)

January 12, 2010 at 12:17 am Leave a comment

A $32 Million School Solar Project

Jason Bade, a graduate of Aragon High School in San Mateo, CA, has led a successful lobbying effort that brought solar power to schools in his district.

His quest to convince the district to invest in solar power began in October 2007, when he first met with district members. After much time and effort, the district’s School Board approved a massive solar installation, funded by bond money, for all six high schools in the San Mateo Union High School District this past November. The $32 million project has been started and will lower the district’s annual electric bill by $1 million. This means that the general fund will now have $1 million more every year which is equivalent to almost 10 full time positions.

Jason is currently a freshman at Stanford University, and also a California Climate Champion.

December 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm 1 comment

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