An institute of the University of Central Florida, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is the largest and most active state-supported renewable energy and energy efficiency research, training, testing and certification institute in the United States. FSEC's mission is to research and develop energy technologies that enhance Florida's economy and environment, and to educate the public, students and practitioners on the results of the research. Their website contains educational resources for children and adults, including workshops and courses about working with solar energy systems, energy gauge rater training, and building science training and certification. Also available are useful guides about home energy ratings, maximizing energy efficiency in the home, energy efficient home-design tips, and information about solar energy.
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Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5) Climate Literacy Principles: Making Decisions:Informed Decision-Making, Decisions, Choices, Strategies for Reducing Human Impact, Making Decisions Topics: Human Dimensions/ResourcesKeywords: Florida, Solar energy, photovoltaic cells, energy efficiency
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