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Outreach to local high school demonstrating solar energy potential in Indiana

Arvind Gopu, Scalable Compute Archive group in Research Technologies – Pervasive Technology Institute at IU, gave a guest lecture about solar energy systems at a local high school

Arvind Gopu, Scalable Compute Archive group in Research Technologies – Pervasive Technology Institute at IU, gave a guest lecture about solar energy systems in a General Environmental Sciences (and Biology) class at Bloomington High School North taught by Dr. Angela Shelton.

Gopu - Solar Presentation 

Arvind Gopu, Research Technologies - Pervasive Technology Institute, presenting about solar energy in Indiana

Gopu’s lecture focused on solar energy potential in Indiana (including shattering a myth we don't get enough sun around here), information on solar electric systems, cost, the Bloomington Solarize initiative, about energy conservation, and local environmental efforts (including local solar energy group, SIREN and Interfaith Community of Environmentalist Youth). During the presentation, Gopu shared several LED tube lights with a student who is trying to work with the school authorities to replace the tube lights in the school's cafeteria with LED lightbulbs – Gopu has been involved in similar efforts locally to replace business’ or residents’ bulbs with LED alternatives, in some cases at little to no cost.