Document Type

Brochure

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

U.S. Department of Energy

First page number:

1

Last page number:

8

Abstract

Energy is largely taken for granted within our society, but that perception is changing as the economic and environmental impacts of our current energy structure are more widely understood. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Powering America program sponsors the Wind for Schools Project to raise awareness in rural America about the benefits of wind energy while simultaneously developing a wind energy knowledge base in the United States to educate future leaders of our communities, states, and nation about the importance of renewable energy.

The three primary project goals of the Wind for Schools Project are to:

• Engage rural school teachers and students in wind energy education

• Equip college students in wind energy applications and education to provide interested and equipped engineers for the growing U.S. wind industry

• Introduce wind energy to rural communities, initiating a discussion of wind energy’s benefits and challenges.

Keywords

Renewable energy education; Wind energy education; Wind turbines

Disciplines

Oil, Gas, and Energy | Science and Mathematics Education

Language

English

Comments

NREL Report No. BR-7A2-47520; DOE/GO-102010-3003


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