Solar Primer Intro

This is a short introduction to solar energy vocabulary and concepts for teachers and curriculum developers in preparation for attending a Solar Schoolhouse Workshop.

The introduction consists of two videos. We’ll start the workshop assuming you’ve viewed these two videos.

Why Solar?” is a 5 minute video highlighting reasons for exploring solar energy,


while “Your Solar Home” (25 min) introduces the vocabulary and basic concepts for how we can heat, cool, and power our homes with the sun.


Please make some notes on what issues and concepts peaked your interest, as we’ll start the Primer Workshop with a discussion of “what is Solar?” and field any “Burning Questions about Solar Energy?”.