Ohio Solar Schools Program
The Ohio Solar Schools Initiative teaches the value of solar energy and energy efficiency to k-12 students and college students and visitors to public zoos and science museums throughout Ohio. Basically solar panels are installed on educational centers and schools so that they are visible to passersby and to the students from school grounds. Combining high visibility with teacher training and data collection, the schools and education centers are turned into teaching laboratories.
The Ohio Solar Schools Initiative was one of the first of its kind in the United States and it began with American Electric Power’s (AEP) Learning from Light Initiative at the Bluffsview Elementary School in Worthington Ohio in 1998. The latest school installation was at Upper Arlington High School and was dedicated in October, 2007. The entire list of Ohio Solar Schools is found on this Web site.