Solar Panel Systems

Grant Date
2016
Grant Applicant
Dave Goggin
Grant Co-applicants
School Site
Amount Funded
$1866.00
Program Objectives (10 points)

As a Next Generation science school Tahoe Lake Elementary students, at every Grade Level, are deeply involved in scientific exploration and discovery. A major component in student understanding of the Physical Sciences Is their ability to understand what energy is and the transfer of energy. It is very likely that transfer of energy through the light of the sun will only become more efficient in their lifetimes. It falls on us to see that students are prepared for this future by beginning, at the earliest possible age, to think about and engineer uses and solutions inspired by solar technology. The solar panels and most of the equipment in this grant have a lifespan that exceeds 5 years. (the 12 volt battery may be the exception, however I have included the purchase of a battery tender to maximize even its life). This purchase is essentially solar panels, wires and connectors and a battery to store the energy. For better or for worse it is not a kit with a pre-written lesson plan and a predetermined outcome. It is my hope that this approach will give teachers and students the maximum amount of creative flexibility.

Benefits of Program (20 points)

As a Next Generation science school Tahoe Lake Elementary students, at every Grade Level, are deeply involved in scientific exploration and discovery. A major component in student understanding of the Physical Sciences Is their ability to understand what energy is and the transfer of energy. It is very likely that transfer of energy through the light of the sun will only become more efficient in their lifetimes. It falls on us to see that students are prepared for this future by beginning, at the earliest possible age, to think about and engineer uses and solutions inspired by solar technology. The solar panels and most of the equipment in this grant have a lifespan that exceeds 5 years. (the 12 volt battery may be the exception, however I have included the purchase of a battery tender to maximize even its life). This purchase is essentially solar panels, wires and connectors and a battery to store the energy. For better or for worse it is not a kit with a pre-written lesson plan and a predetermined outcome. It is my hope that this approach will give teachers and students the maximum amount of creative flexibility.

Success of Program (20 points)

As a Next Generation science school Tahoe Lake Elementary students, at every Grade Level, are deeply involved in scientific exploration and discovery. A major component in student understanding of the Physical Sciences Is their ability to understand what energy is and the transfer of energy. It is very likely that transfer of energy through the light of the sun will only become more efficient in their lifetimes. It falls on us to see that students are prepared for this future by beginning, at the earliest possible age, to think about and engineer uses and solutions inspired by solar technology. The solar panels and most of the equipment in this grant have a lifespan that exceeds 5 years. (the 12 volt battery may be the exception, however I have included the purchase of a battery tender to maximize even its life). This purchase is essentially solar panels, wires and connectors and a battery to store the energy. For better or for worse it is not a kit with a pre-written lesson plan and a predetermined outcome. It is my hope that this approach will give teachers and students the maximum amount of creative flexibility.

Implementation (20 points)

As a Next Generation science school Tahoe Lake Elementary students, at every Grade Level, are deeply involved in scientific exploration and discovery. A major component in student understanding of the Physical Sciences Is their ability to understand what energy is and the transfer of energy. It is very likely that transfer of energy through the light of the sun will only become more efficient in their lifetimes. It falls on us to see that students are prepared for this future by beginning, at the earliest possible age, to think about and engineer uses and solutions inspired by solar technology. The solar panels and most of the equipment in this grant have a lifespan that exceeds 5 years. (the 12 volt battery may be the exception, however I have included the purchase of a battery tender to maximize even its life). This purchase is essentially solar panels, wires and connectors and a battery to store the energy. For better or for worse it is not a kit with a pre-written lesson plan and a predetermined outcome. It is my hope that this approach will give teachers and students the maximum amount of creative flexibility.

Sustainability (10 points)
All items have a lifespan of 5 years or more with the exception of the 12volt Battery. However to extend the life of the battery we are including a battery tender in the purchase.
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes, we have discussed this at grade level.

Budget (10 points)
Itemized Budget
Item
14 small solar panel 3.0V 200mA with wires @ $7.95 ea
Amount
$111.30
Item
14@ $8.89 2Pcs RS Quadcopter DC3.7V 40000RPM coreless micro motor with 2 blade fan
Amount
$124.46
Item
1@ $15.99 Potek 10-Amp/130-watt 12 volt solar charge controller for solar panel
Amount
$15.99
Item
1 @ $19.58 Mohoo 20A charge controller solar charge regulator intelliggent USB port display 12V-24-V by Mohoo
Amount
$19.58
Item
Solar PV cable set with 2 x 20ft MC4 Wire Extensions 10AWG- UL 4703- 2000V by unlimited solar
Amount
$27.99
Item
50' solar cable bulk black copper #10AWG 1000volt PV wire with tough XLPE insulation by CIE solar
Amount
$32.65
Item
1 @ $18.68 Signstek MC3 solar crimping Tool for 2.5-6.0mm2 solar Panel PV Cable by Signstek
Amount
$18.69
Item
Renogy 5 pair MC4 Male/female solar panel cable connectors double seal rings for better waterproof effects
Amount
$9.99
Item
Windy Nation 200 watt (2 piece 100 watt ea) solar panel kit with 1500W VertaMax power inverter for RV, boat, off grid 12 volt battery system by Windy Nation
Amount
$509.99
Item
PowerFilm R-13 Rollable Solar Panel charger by PowerFilm Solar. Or, 1 Wendy Nation 100 Watt solar Panel for 12 Volt battery $119.00 ea
Amount
$149.00
Item
Optima Digital 400 12V Performance Maintainer and battery Charger by Optima
Amount
$109.99
Item
Optima Batteries 8016-103 D34M BlueTop starting and deep cycle Marine Battery by Optima
Amount
$175.00
Item
PowerOak 72 Flexible PV Solar Panel with Adhesive Back by Power Oak
Amount
$319.00
Item
Renogy Tool-MC4 Solar Panel Mc4 Assembly Tool by Renogy
Amount
$6.99
Taxes
$140.00
Shipping
$100.00
Amount Requested
$1865.07