The Sun Power for Schools Program partners with more than 30 Georgia middle and high schools to install a one-kilowatt photovoltaic system at each school.
In cooperation with Green Power EMC, Jackson EMC has installed the system at Mill Creek High School in Hoschton. The Sun Power for Schools program provides teachers with training, labs, class activities and hands-on experiments. The systems at each school include online data monitoring that can be used in math, science and other classes.
Green Power EMC's Research and Development (R&D) fund pays for Sun Power for Schools. Every $0.005/kWh of Green Power sold goes into the R&D fund to offset costs for the development of new resources and technologies. Members who subscribe to Green Power are not only helping the environment, but also helping develop programs to create awareness and educate students.