David Hurtado recently installed 29 SunPower solar panels on the rooftop of his family's home. The solar power system will offsets about two-thirds of his family's electricity usage and avoid 9.5 tons of CO2 emissions annually, which is like taking two cars off the road for a year,
His daughter so interested in the new home solar panels that she began talking to her school teacher about solar power. That led to an invitation for us to teach a session about the science of solar energy to the third grade classes at Mott Elementary in Pflugerville this week.
Our project manager Ryan Albert explained how solar panels work, shared some fun facts about solar, and demonstrated a solar rover that really wowed the kids!