Clean Energy Education:
In addition to managing the engineering and technical consulting activities of CEC&E, Peter and Janet have a long standing commitment to the education community.
CEC&E focuses on education activities that promote an understanding of clean and renewable energy sources, resources, and technologies.
Current education activities include the following:
Cactus Moon Education, LLC (CME) was started in 2008 to provide informational materials focused on the five renewable energy resources for teachers, and making those materials available to use in their classrooms. The materials are available for free review and download from the CME website at www.cactusmooneducation.com. Although CME was dissolved in 2018, ownership of the materials on the CME website was transferred to CEC&E which has continued to support and add to the website.
Azure Education, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(C)3 Corporation with a mission to expand teachers’ knowledge about Renewable Energy Resources. AZURE volunteers are experienced Renewable Energy Professionals who partner with teachers to provide students with educational opportunities and competitions to energize their interest in applying Renewable Energy solutions to our global energy challenges.
CEC&E is a contributing sponsor of Azure and is continuously developing educational activities for the Azure volunteers to implement with K-12 teachers. Current activities include:
S.T.E.A.M Poster Contests
Clean Energy Tour Programs
Classroom Presentations and Activities
More information on Azure Education can be found at www.azureeducation.org
CE&C&E assists utilities with community outreach and customer education activities through the Azure Education programs and through activities specifically designed to demonstrate and explain utility programs such as residential solar installations, utility net-metering, and energy conservation.
CEC&E staff will meet with utility personnel to discuss their company’s needs and develop appropriate activities and programs.
CEC&E recognizes the need for a skilled workforce especially for the installation of solar power systems.
Current activities in this area include the development of a NABCEP Associate program at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) in Mesa, AZ and the introduction of a solar installer program in Kigoma, Tanzania.