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Solar demonstration at Camp Be Aware
On Monday, July 16, 2012 local solar installation company, Comet Systems, gave a demonstration of solar system components to 45 campers and 17 counsellors at Camp Be Aware’s annual camp. Comet Systems owners, Jo-Anne and Chris Mason, brought a complete solar system to the camp classroom to show the participants how solar works to produce electricity.
The talk included background information on the history of energy, the discovery of oil, how oil and therefore electricity changed our lives, and the challenges the campers will face in the future as fossil fuels become more difficult to extract.
“I was very impressed by the speed at which the children understood the solar system components and asked intelligent questions. There was always plenty of answers to every question we asked and lots of hands ready to help us put the system together” said Chris Mason.
As part of the demonstration, a small pump was immersed in coloured water and the children saw how a solar system could pump water for a house or farm.
This kind of hands-on experience quickly helps the children understand what is becoming a critical part of their future and gives them an appreciation of the role renewable energy will play in their lives” said Chris Mason. “We put together an actual working solar system that was small enough to be carried into the classroom and could be quickly assembled without tools, but was a real working system”.
Comet Systems is an Anguillian solar company providing residential and commercial installations and participating in the effort to bring solar power to Anguilla. www.cometenergysystems.com