Solar energy technology harnesses the sun’s radiation and converts it into heat, light, or electricity. Sunlight is abundant: In one hour, the Earth’s atmosphere receives enough sunlight to power the electricity needs of all people for a year.
ENGIE Distributed Renewables is bringing locally produced, renewable energy to communities across America. Did you know that enough energy from the sun reaches the earth every 90 minutes to power everything electrical on the planet for a whole year? ENGIE is helping communities to capture that energy in a safe, reliable and cost-effective way. From big retail stores to local farmers and movie theaters to schools, ENGIE is letting people plug in to the sun.
Activities and information for Teachers, Parents & Kids
Teaching kids about solar energy can help stimulate creativity and critical thinking and encourage good habits like saving energy. Here are some resources for kids, parents and teachers. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by ENGIE of any stated opinions of the organizations. ENGIE bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.
Solar science Experiments for kids:
- Science With Kids
- U.S. Energy Information Administration
- The Educator’s Spin On It Learning Games and Activities
- Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Energy Kids by the U.S. Energy Information Administration:
- What is Energy?
- Energy Sources
- Using & Saving Energy
- History of Energy
- Games & Activities
- Lesson Plans for Teachers
All about the sun:
Community Solar Coloring Page
Download this 8.5″ x 11″ Community Solar coloring page and have some fun!
Co-op Solar Coloring Page
Download this 17″ x 11″ Co-op Solar coloring page and have some fun!
Draw the Future Coloring Page
Download this 8.5″ x 11″ page and draw what you think the future of renewable energy and transportation will look like!
Co-op Solar Coloring Book
Download this 17″ x 11″ double-sided Co-op Solar coloring book with Draw the Future page for your kids or students and print as many copies as you need.
Is your school, business, city or YMCA solar empowered?
Download one of our free 11″ x 17″ posters, which show how ENGIE’s community solar gardens capture the sun’s energy and bring it to you.