After clicking on the "Donate Here" button, scroll down and click on the Project Earth logo. Fill out the appropriate information. The donation will fund various Project Earth Projects. To learn more about our projects, read below about the solar array and visit the 'projects' tab above.
We want to install a solar array at Edina High School. By placing it in a highly visible community space the array will help start conversations about renewable energy. Theses conversations will lead to Edina homes transitioning into using alternative energy sources such as solar or wind source.
The array is mounted on a rotating axis that uses patented light sensing technology to continually position modules so they’re always facing the sun. This dual axis tracking ultimately allows the solar system to produce up to 40% more power. The array is low maintenance. It only needs annual lubricating and a recommended periodic cleaning of panels.
The solar array would look similar to the pictures on the right side.
- The array supports twelve 60 Cell Modules.
- The approximate cost is $20,000.
- It has a 3-4Kw capacity.
- The PLTW/STEM/Environmental Science classes
will use it in their curriculum to further enrich their
- It's easy to install as no roof support is required.
- It's made of very sturdy materials: a powder-coated high-strength steel and anodized aluminum. It is able to withstand wind gusts up to IBC 90 MPH,
3 – second gust exposure.
In the fall of 2017, Project Earth entered a video contest through CERTS. Our task was to make a video promoting solar energy. Our video won the competition, getting us $1,000 closer to our goal!
Thank you all for an amazing fundraiser! We loved meeting the community members who are passionate about solar energy. We are now almost half way to our goal of $20,000. Thank you to the Sundals for hosting, the Project Earth members who organized the event, and everyone who donated!