High Schoolers Solarize Campus Security Cart

La Mirada High School

Photo: Sarah Harrison Kyle

Students at La Mirada High School, in La Mirada, Calif., have converted a campus security golf cart to recharge in part from three 12-volt sharp silicon modules on its roof.

The school’s Solar Energy Academy is a state-sponsored California Partnership Green Academy, founded and coordinated by teacher Norma Williamson.

The cart project was completed by 10th grade students from Padmini Kishore’s Solar Academy class, working with Bob Siebert, founder of EE Solar in Pomona (now a subsidiary of Acro solar). The modules were donated by Bill Korthof of Community Solar Partners. Students designed and built the mounting frame and installed the charge controllers and wiring.

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