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Adventure Science Center Brings Science to Life with Solar Exhibit Promoting Clean Energy Education for All Ages

Everybody Solar knows firsthand that nonprofit organizations face budget constraints and tight resources, making it challenging to invest in renewable energy. Yet it remains undaunted as the nonprofit organization has been helping other nonprofits transition to solar energy by providing solar panel systems, technical support, and educational resources since 2011. Teaming up with Adventure Science Center, Everybody Solar hopes to inspire individuals and organizations to adopt clean energy practices including harnessing the power of the sun.

With support of an All Points North Foundation grant, the science center will install a 72.32 kW solar array which is expected to generate 109,009 kWh of electricity annually. Not only will the solar initiative help reduce electricity expenses by about $10,956 per year but will also help prevent 159,377 CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere, reducing the science center’s carbon footprint.

For over 75 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life through innovative and dynamic learning experiences in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S. This latest peek behind the scenes of solar technology aims to raise awareness of the importance and urgency of renewable energy, encouraging visitors to take action towards a more sustainable future.

The cleverly designed exhibit will allow visitors to explore the inner workings of a solar panel. While the exhibit aims to engage visitors with its playful and relatable design, its message will embrace people of all generations. It will also inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM fields and contribute to clean energy technologies. More than 300,000 visitors are expected to attend the science center annually, including more than 75,000 students from 73 Tennessee School systems.

For more information: www.everybodysolar.org

Photo credit: Adventure Science Center

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