Solar Energy Education

Project Summary 

EOS has received funding (2023-2025) to help local schools go solar, create and offer renewable energy and energy efficiency activities and lesson plans, record educational videos, coordinate CARE Week, coordinate RenewablesNB, and offer a variety of free public webinars and workshops.  Find out more about this project below.


The Importance of Energy Efficiency First

The first steps to going solar are to reduce or conserve energy (turn off lights, use less power and heat), and then ensure your building is as energy efficient as possible (well insulated, no drafts, use efficient appliances, etc.). You will need fewer solar panels and save money on installation if you start with energy conservation and efficiency. See the pyramid of home energy below.

Home Energy Efficiency Kits at Local Libraries

Borrow a variety of gadgets such as thermal imaging cameras, thermometers, kilowatt meters, flow meters, shower timers, etc. to help you determine your energy usage, heat loss, etc. Coming to libraries across Tantramar-Strait Shores soon. Stay tuned!


Energy Lesson Plans and Activity Guides

Download these free guides or invite EOS to your school or summer camp today.

Energy and Solar Power Lesson Plans 2020-2021

Energy Use and Renewable Energy Activity Guide 2016

Electricity and Conservation Activity by Grey Hackett 2015

Solar Car Activity 2023

Racing solar cars we made with students at Marshview Middle School in spring 2023.


Explore Videos Celebrating Local Energy Efficiency and Solar Power Projects

Check out these examples of energy efficiency and solar power across the Tantramar-Strait Shores region of New Brunswick.


Solar Schools

Thanks to our generous funders, EOS is helping local schools in Tantramar-Strait Shores go solar. Stay tuned to find out more exciting details.



Check out RenewablesNB for renewable energy case studies, an interactive provincial map, resource directory, government funding and incentives, etc.


CARE Week 2024

Stay tuned for Climate And Renewable Energy Week 2024!

Events, Tours and Webinars

Check out the EOS Events Page to register for our upcoming events.

Project Reports 

*Coming soon*


Project Funders 

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund
  • NB Regional Development Corporation
  • Mount Allison Students Union Green Investment Fund
  • Solar Schools Canada


Project Partners

  • Port Elgin Regional School, Port Elgin, NB
  • Marshview Middle School, Sackville, NB
  • Renewables NB Network Members across New Brunswick