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Our Solar Powered Classroom

A project in Durham, NC by Aaron's Class

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We want to make our classroom solar powered so we can conserve resources, have less pollution, learn how it works, and tell the world
Backers: 201
Average Pledge Per Backer: $29

Funded: $5,817 of $800
Dates: Mar 5th -> Mar 20th (15 days)
Project By: Aaron's Class
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Latest News

Crowdfunded solar-powered classroom leaves the grid

July 5th - via: gizmag.com
Aaron Sebens and his class of fourth-graders from the Central Park School for Children in Durham, North Carolina hit Kickstarter back in March to try and raise enough money for their classroom to go off-grid. A rather modest target of US$800 was smashed within a day by the kindness of the international community and, at campaign end, the kids found themselves with the handsome sum of $5,817 to spend on the purchase and installation of a roof-mounted solar energy harvesting system. (Read More)

Watch as these fourth graders flip the switch to turn their classroom solar

June 24th - via: grist.org
Remember the best Kickstarter ever? The one where the fourth-grade classroom raised more money than they ever dreamed to make their classroom solar-powered? This project was so good that the U.S. government took notice and made this great video, celebrating the project and giving a closer look at the teacher and the students that made it happen. (Read More)

Above and Beyond

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, Wow, Wow! We cannot believe we were able to raise more than $5800. Thank you all so much for your support! We are so excited about all the opportunities this provides for: making a larger solar array, buying materials so the entire 4th grade can... (Read More)

4th Graders Use Kickstarter, Fund Solar Array Multiple Times Over

March 22nd - via: theenergycollective.com
Fourth graders from North Carolina set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise $800 to set up a solar array to power their classroom. As of Thursday morning, the class had raised just over $5,800. (Read More)

Solar Powered Lighthouses

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Anyone else a fan of lighthouses? Our class sure is. We've been studying all about the lighthouses of North Carolina this quarter and just finished constructing 100:1 scale models.¬†Here is a video of the kids explaining what they did. We are getting... (Read More)

How our Photovoltaic system will work

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday we presented to the entire school a model of how we are going to use solar panels to power our classroom. Here is a video with the kids explaining how it will work.¬† We're excited that we've passed $2000 and that we will probably be able... (Read More)


March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
It is hard for me to put into words how excited the kids are that this is actually going to happen. Thank you all for making their dream into their future. - Aaron Here is what some of the kids had to say today: I'm just so happy that so many people... (Read More)

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