Students to promote solar energy in community
by Staff Writer
Barbara Huth’s environmental earth science classes are working on a semester-long project that involves positively impacting the environment.
William Leitch, Peyton Roberts, Julian Gonzalez and I have joined to create Team Soliel, a group aimed at addressing reusable resources for Mooresville High School and potentially the entire community.
We plan to send out information on the realistic use of reusable energy conversion and resource conservation. In the packet, details such as costs and savings will be discussed. Businesses will be asked to fill out a survey based on the information provided and their opinions on the likelihood of implementing the suggested energy alternatives. The data collected will be presented to Huth’s third block environmental earth science class.
The group will also present a proposal to the school board for the adaptation of solar energy. The proposal will include information on companies who could provide resources to make solar energy possible, as well as costs, benefits, limits and necessary space needed to host solar panels.
“I’m really excited about this project because I’m anxious to make my community a better place by making the public more aware of alternative resources that can benefit the environment,” Peyton Roberts said.
We believe Mooresville High School is capable of switching from electric to solar energy. Plus, if Mooresville can adapt this method of obtaining energy, so can the town and eventually the world.
Katie James, a sophomore at Mooresville High, writes about adapting to high school. She serves as Miss Teen of North Carolina.