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February 9, 2016 AT 4:00 am

Students bring Solar Power Suitcases To Kenya #Solar Power

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Oakland High students bring portable solar power to Kenya. via mercury news

…this week two Oakland High School students are anything but depressed. They are traveling to a remote, rural village in Kenya to share portable solar suitcase kits that can be used to provide electricity where there is none. The all-in-one portable solar photovoltaic kits have enough power to light up a small room, filling a vital need for villagers who live without modern conveniences.

“A lot of times students can be pretty beaten down by the fact they can see so much in decline,” said Kevin Jordan, a teacher in Oakland High’s Environmental Science Academy. The innovative solar program teaches students how to harness sunlight to power lightbulbs, cellphones and other electrical devices using the high-tech portable power unit called the We Share solar suitcase. Knowing they can make a difference in the world gives them a big boost, Jordan said.

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