Solar Education Training & Support

Let's talk about using energy dashboards in the classroom! Whether or not your school has a renewable energy installation, our goal is to support your use of energy data and dashboards with your learners.


Instructional Support 

Customized Dashboard Training  Email KEEP

Invite KEEP staff to collaborate one-on-one or as part of a department or team meeting for customized dashboard training or curriculum planning.

Personalized Dashboard Navigation Tutorial  Email KEEP

Request KEEP staff create a personalized training video or document using your dashboard for staff and/or students. Training includes how to access, navigate, and interpret dashboard features and data.

Classroom Guest Speaker Presentation   Email KEEP

Schedule KEEP to meet with your students. We can also suggest other energy, utility and solar experts for your classroom.

Solar Energy Potential: Dashboard Technology as a Teaching Tool for Inquiry  Register Here

Take a deeper dive into the benefits of using solar dashboards, electricity generation data, and pre-made online maps to connect concepts of spatial thinking, scientific inquiry, and data literacy. This self-paced online course provides the educational framework and step-by-step guidance to integrate solar PV generation data and dashboards into your classroom. Recommended for 6th-12th grade educators. Estimated time: 8 hours. Cost: $25.



Solar Dashboard Technology for K-12 Classrooms Video Series

Solar Dashboards as a Teaching Tool  Watch Here

Learn about how using solar energy data and dashboards in the classroom can meet your teaching goals. Whether your K-12 school has a solar array or not, solar PV generation dashboards are a powerful way to bring the topic of renewable energy to life in the classroom and connect to concepts of spatial thinking, scientific inquiry, and data literacy.  

Solar Dashboard Navigation Tutorial  Watch Here

Learn how to how to access, navigate, and interpret information found in a typical solar PV generation dashboard.

Connect to Place with Solar Energy: Outdoor and Indoor Activity and Lesson Sparks  Watch Here   Slideshow with links

Discover ideas and resources for outdoor and indoors activities that connect learners to concepts of solar energy and their local place. A


Mapped Collections of Solar in Wisconsin

In collaboration with RENEW Wisconsin and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association's Solar-on-Schools Initiative, KEEP helps maintain current maps and data of schools with installed renewable energy.  View maps

Solar Dashboard Access at Wisconsin K-12 Schools  View Map

All solar PV Installations in Wisconsin  View Map


Solar Energy Activities and Lessons

Solar Energy Potential - Dashboard GeoInquiry  Download Lesson
Test-drive KEEP’s new online and map-based inquiry activity designed for exploration of geographical and seasonal differences in solar panel production. Designed for science, social studies, and math; Grades 6-12. 

Solar Dashboard Exploration for Schools without a Dashboard - Teacher slides   Student Activity
Through the Solar Dashboard Exploration teachers and students learn how to access, navigate, and interpret information found in a typical solar PV generation dashboard.  Solar PV generation dashboards are a powerful way to bring the topic of renewable energy to life in the classroom and connect to concepts of spatial thinking, scientific inquiry, and data literacy. 

Solar storytime for Pre-K  Watch Here   
Follow along with KEEP as we read stories and create crafts about our friend the Sun. Featured books: Solar Power Comes to My Home by Susie Flann and Sun Song by Jean Marzollo.

17 solar energy lessons for K-12  Download List 

Hands-on energy kits and trunks  Reserve Kits 
WCEE offers a variety of hands-on resources for educators. Explore "Trunks & Kits" tab to request the classroom Energy Audit Kit, Pedal Power bike, Sun Oven and other tools that make learning about energy tangible, edible and fun. 

Solar Energy FAQ's 
Solar Electricity link
Solar Heating link




Additional Resources

Solar Teaching Materials (CREATE)

Solar on Schools (MREA)

Energy Competition (Renew Our Schools)