Solar power has long been talked about at “the power of the future”. Totally renewable and sustainable, this power could allow the world to function on a whole new level. The problem is, it’s still talked about as a “future” technology, and this just isn’t the case. The technology is ready and available now! We have the power to make the shift to solar power at our fingertips, we just need to do it. Imagine a world where there are no more mass power outages? A world where we no longer have to depend on fossil fuels (limited and bad for the environment), for electricity and lighting. This world is a very real possibility.
This is where Empowered by the Sun comes in!
What Is Empowered by the Sun?
Bringing solar power to a town near you.
Empowered by the Sun is a curriculum created over the past four years by team Will and Margarita, that teaches kids (and adults too), the basics of solar power, how this power is used (specifically in regards to heating and electricity), and even how to build basic circuits for themselves! In spreading this knowledge and bringing solar power into the lives of our children, Empowered by the Sun is helping to move the push towards solar power as a main power source forward!
Why is educating about solar power so important?
Only three states in our entire country require solar power be taught in schools – this is not enough to make a big enough change
With only three states currently requiring that solar power and power be taught to students, the vast majority of people are growing up with no knowledge of how to actually implement solar power for themselves. This is a problem for two main reasons: first, without an understanding of this renewable power it cannot grow, second, solar power and power is very much a DIY sort of power source, meaning a basic working knowledge is essential for implementation into a person’s daily life. This is why Empowered by the Sun is so crucial. They are taking solar power and making it accessible (as it ready to be), to everyone!
What’s more, in order to demonstrate just how feasible solar power is, Will and Margarita are traveling around America — hosting workshops and teaching their curriculum — in their totally solar powered van — Sunny.
How can I contribute?
As amazing as this mission is, it cannot happen without help. Sunny takes upkeep, and the kits which are part of the curriculum and allow kids to have a hands-on experience building solar power circuits for themselves cost money. So if you’d like to become a member of the Empowered by the Sun community and support a worthy cause, you can check out Will and Margarita’s Empowered by the Sun Kickstarter page to donate to the cause.
Your support can help to change the world.