Part 2 - Lesson 1: Renewable Energy Panel
1.Students will gain background information regarding the limitations of having and wind and solar generating infrastructure within city and county limits, including environmental, aesthetic, and cultural considerations.
2.Students will compile criteria for placement of wind and solar energy sources.
Students will meet with local planners or other available energy experts to discuss public policy regarding the use of wind turbines and solar arrays to generate electricity. Students develop questions for a panel of professionals regarding considerations such as wildlife migration patterns, visual corridors, archeology sites, drainage, and vegetation. Questions may include the following: How is locally generated renewable energy utilized in conjunction with energy sources transmitted through the grid? What, if any, are the limitations regarding the installation of solar panels on residential properties? Commercial properties? Public properties? and What, if any, are the limitations of installation and use of wind turbines within city limits and on county properties?
Students will gain background information regarding the limitations of having and wind and solar generating infrastructure within city and county limits.