Schoolgen is a programme developed by Genesis Energy to educate school children across New Zealand about solar energy.
The Schoolgen programme has provided more than 80 schools across New Zealand with a photovoltaic (PV) system, at no cost to the schools. The PV system allows these schools to generate a portion of their electricity from the sun, and to teach their students about solar energy, climate change and electricity generation.
Schoolgen's aim is to bring solar energy to life in a fun, exciting way as young people are our future leaders and decision makers. The Schoolgen website provides teachers with resources about solar energy and energy efficiency. Children can read the various e-books and can enter in the "Mean Green House competition."
Check out www.schoolgen.co.nz to see how much electricity the schools are generating, get the latest teaching resources and to find out more.