TeslaTown for iPad now available
TeslaTown, a new iPad app created to let people explore electricity generation and delivery, is now available for FREE in the iTunes store. The app was designed for upper elementary and middle school students. It introduces topics related to electromagnetism and demonstrates the importance and workings of current and future electricity generation and delivery systems.
Go check it out and have fun learning!
Kids engineer with solar! Site coming soon.
There are new lessons in the Resources for Teachers and Students section for the Wind and Storage applet. Explore the applet and use the lessons to learn about how increased wind power may affect the electrical grid and about how the availability of large scale energy storage allows for more efficient use of intermittent energy sources like wind and solar.
In October, 2010, Metamora Township High School in central Illinois installed 64 solar panels in 8 arrays near the school track and football field. The live data feed gives information about the generation, the weather, and the environmental offsets. The school estimates that the solar panels will produce 8% - 10% of the school’s energy needs.