Solar Schools Program
The PG&E Solar Schools program teaches the value of renewable energy and energy efficiency to K-12 public schools in Northern and Central California. By turning school buildings into hands-on science experiments, this program makes science fun and teaches students how their everyday actions can positively impact the environment.
The PG&E Solar Schools Program includes a solar-based curriculum training package, workshops for teachers and Bright Ideas grants. Since its inception in 2004, PG&E shareholders have contributed more than $9 million to the PG&E Solar Schools program.
- 125 California public schools participating
- 3,000 teachers receiving specialized energy curriculum and training
- 200,000 students benefitting from renewable energy education.
Find out how we're bringing renewable energy education into underserved communities.
Trainings for Teachers
PG&E offers a free one-day training course for teachers to learn about renewable energy sources. Each teacher who attends will learn how to implement innovative energy units in their classroom and receive hands-on kits and curriculum valued at $800.
Bright Ideas Grants
Bright Ideas grants are designed to tap into the expertise and commitment of our teachers and to foster environmental stewardship in our future leaders. In 2011, PG&E will be awarding more than $400,000 in grants to green school campuses and provide unique environmental learning opportunities for students.