Scientist gives talk on solar energy at St.Vincent de Paul

May 31, 2014 by  
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Solar Energy Presentation

Stephen Goodbody, director of projects and engineering at Sunlight General Capital, LLC, and Lynne Vreeland, St. Vincent de Paul School library coordinator, display a full-scale solar panel sample, during a Scientist in the Library Lab presentation at the school, the latest in a series of science lectures.



Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 5:30 am

Scientist gives talk on solar energy at St.Vincent de Paul


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LONG HILL TWP. – Solar energy was the focus of a presentation, the latest in the “Scientists in the Library Lab” series, at St. Vincent de Paul School, Stirling, on Tuesday, May 6.

Stephen Goodbody, director of projects and engineering at Sunlight General Capital, LLC, showed students in kindergarten through fifth grade how solar energy works.

Goodbody described how all energy is ultimately derived from our planet’s star, the sun. In an interactive demonstration to teach about solar panels, the students became “photons,” which then activated the student “electrons” to provide power for the “solar panels.”

“The children were impressed with the many applications of solar panels used today such as hand-held calculators, boats, planes, school complexes, and space stations. The students were amazed by a full-scale sample of a standard solar panel,” said Lynne Vreeland, library coordinator.

Scientists in the Library has been an ongoing series throughout the school year to help encourage students’ interest in scientific exploration.

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