Sustainability. Community. Energy.
Through a partnership between these elements, we can create the future we hope for. With the power of modern technology and our minds, we can embrace this process and initiate movement towards a future of affordable, clean energy. We can create a sustainable community for the world. We will create FREE and small fee courses in-house, and through a profit sharing model outsourece courses to subject matter experts from around the world.
We are SolPowerPeople, and we want to create a platform of online learning and interconnection that provides a structure for the entire world to build upon to reach this goal- together. We call this the #SolarMOOC Academy- a global community of learning based upon the modern concept of Massive Open Online Courses.
Want to see what we're doing?
Take a FREE sample course here: Introduction to Solar Energy
or just watch a lecture example here: History of Solar Energy
What We Need & What You Get:
Our company is made up of solar experts, advocates, artists, and educators with over 40 years of experience in education, solar photovoltaic design and installation, business operations, project management and film production.
We are on a mission to develop an innovative, online solar school available to anyone in the world who wants to join us in a virtual landscape of learning.
We have the skills and the resources, and we already have an incredibly successful website to host this school through. In fact, we already offer a free #SolarMOOC- our solar massive open online course with over 2000 students in 80+ countries- we just want to do more). We've got the skills to pay the bills, we just need the funds.
The money we raise with this campaign will go to paying for the time and resources that it will take to create these courses. We have spent many years educating ourselves, now we must spend many hours building out this school that will educate the world.
Funds will pay for:
The hours that industry subject matter experts must spend developing a selection of free and at-cost courses and to pay necessary parts and pieces such as monthly fees for services to maintain the online platform and promote it.
No matter what what we raise, we will apply these funds to development of this online educational platform (yes- even if it is $100,000)
For our supporters we will offer a creative array of perks and benefits.
(all sponsors will be added to a page on our website where we will thank you with compliments, and hyperlink your name to any website you'd like)
We have trained electricians, tradesmen, firefighters, and the general public around the United States on solar energy for over a year with our onsite, hands-on mobile solar training lab, all-the-while delivering a free weekly online lecture series to thousands of participants from all over the globe.
Our vision is to not only provide these weekly lectures, but to continue doing this while creating a virtual learning platform to give everyone what they need to be a positive force in the solar movement: all the way from learning what solar photovoltaics are and how they work to applying advanced theory and design while working in the renewable energy sector.
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