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Solar Education Materials

Our commitment is to the expansion of knowledge about solar energy.

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Dow Corning helps expand the solar industry knowledge base

Get smart about solar energy – it is going to be an important part of our future so it pays to know the “how’s and why’s” of this exciting technology. Here are just a few examples of how Dow Corning is helping expand the solar energy knowledge base:

Science and Engineering Yes! Expo – Dow Corning participated in this Detroit, Michigan event visited by more than 20,000 high school students.

Science Classes in Korea – Dow Corning Korea and the Korea Environment Education Association sponsored environment and science classes for 30 schools in Jincheon, North Choongcheong Province. 1,200 students conducted solar cell tests and helped build a photovoltaic-powered car.

Solar Physics – Dow Corning presented a course on Solar Physics to the Detroit (Michigan) Area Pre-College Engineering Program for underrepresented minorities pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology-related fields.

Explore these information sources for solar teaching materials, solar information, solar energy education and more:

Visit for information on how silicones are helping solar power become an accessible, self-sustaining energy alternative.
Read these helpful solar education pages:
• Solar Energy 101 – How solar cells convert sunlight into energy
• Solar Energy 102 – How solar power works in residential homes

How photovoltaics work

See how sunlight is converted into electricity  (26 MB video).

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