Sharp recently announced the U.S. launch of the Sharp Solar Academy. Working with education experts, Sharp created curriculum and presentations that address the topics of environmental awareness, climate change/global warming, recycling and renewable energy, including solar power. Sharp has operated a similar Solar Academy program in Japan for the past three years.The Solar Academy will begin pilot programs in the U.S. on the East and West coasts with fourth and fifth grade classes.
“Our Solar Academy teaches children about topics such as climate change, energy conservation, recycling and renewable energy, so that they are armed with the knowledge to make smart, eco-conscious decisions,” notes Stewart Mitchell, Chief Strategy Officer, Sharp Electronics Corporation.
The Sharp Solar Academy is being launched at Solar Power International 2008 with a special class session led by Professor Gerard Fasel.