Each year Sustainable Energy Fund and the Energypath program sponsors offer 150 scholarships to secondary educators, professors and college students.
Scholarships cover the cost of the conference, exposition, science fair, a pre-conference energy camp and Keynote Dinner.
Intro to Sustainable Energy
Intro to Sustainabe Energy is the perfect course
for those who have little to no experience with
sustainable energy technologies. This
introductory course answers the question
“what is sustainable energy?” by examining
basic energy and electricity concepts, energy
sources and energy efficiency topics in the classroom.
(a) tax credits and rebates for renewable energies
(b) elecitricity delivery
(c) energy sources
(d) LEED certification
Micro hydroelectricity is an under-utilized technology that has the potential to deliver substantial energy with a small power system and minimal environmental impacts. This workshop provides participants with the fundamentals of design and installation of grid-interactive residential and farm-scale micro hydroelectricity systems (up to 10 kW).
This course will cover:
(b) site assessment
(c) civil components
(d) electrical components
(e) system economics
How to Live and Work with Zero Carbon
This energy camp will provide participants with a theoretical and practical introduction to how and when they produce CO2 and other greenhouse gasses, and the range of alternatives available to high-carbon activities. Participants will engage in calculating their personal 'carbon footprint' and experiment with various reduction strategies. Participants will also use business-related case studies and scenarios to develop practical no-carbon workplace strategies.
Participants will learn about:
(a) The need for carbon and greenhouse gas reduction.
(b) Embedded carbon, carbon associated with the food we eat, products we buy and energy we use.
(c) Calculating and reducing your carbon footprint and environmental impact.
(d) Communicating the benefits of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and carbon reduction projects.
Sustainable Energy Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that assists energy users in overcoming educational and financial barriers to a sustainable energy future: a future in which energy is harvested, converted, distributed and utilized in a manner that allows all to meet their energy needs without compromising the ability of their children and grandchildren to meet their needs.