Season 1, Episode 7 - A Brighter Future – Students Build and Deliver Solar Power

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About This Episode:

CSU East Bay students engage in hands-on learning by building off-grid solar power and lighting systems designed to alleviate energy poverty—a lack of access to modern energy services. These programs introduce students to careers in STEM, engage students to work alongside K-12 in peer-led service-learning projects and address energy needs across the globe.


Resources for This Episode:

Dr. Erik Helgren, California State University East Bay
Associate Professor and Chair Department of Physics & Co-Director, Social Impact Solar Program

Judy Botelho, Director, Center for Community Engagement, California State University Office of the Chancellor
CSU Chancellor’s Office Center for Community Engagement website | Facebook 

Jonathan Bloom: "Hayward students invention will help power schools in Africa", ABC7 News. February 10, 2017. [Note that the attribution of the student invention]

Trees Water and People, "Hoopa Valley Solar Warrior Workshop", July 2018, YouTube

We Share Solar

"Cal State East Bay Celebrates Solar Suitcase Partnership”, EastBay Today. February 10, 2019.

Hayward: Lighting up the night one solar suitcase at a time, February 24, 2017.

Stan State Student Solar Project Has Global Impact, Stanislaus State. June 1, 2018.

Guy, Ann Brody. ‘Solar Suitcases’ deliver hands-on experience to an environmental justice course, San Francisco State University College of Health & Social Sciences PowerSurge, February 2018.