REcharge Academy

Due to COVID19 related public health concerns, this year’s Recharge Academy is moving online. Over three days, educators will explore renewable energy concepts and complete activities from the safety of their homes. At the conclusion Academy, educators will join the ranks of our vast REcharge Instructor network, committing to bringing renewable energy education to their home communities.


EXPLORE the power grid as a complex system while considering the impacts of the electricity we use to power our society and the challenges we face as we increase renewable energy, EVs and storage into this system.

EXAMINE a variety of curricular tools and instruments to help students engage with critical questions and STEM concepts around wind and solar power.

EXPERIENCE how a wind turbine works and is repaired, how a wind farm is planned and constructed, how a solar panel works, and what it takes to bring clean power to our homes.

BUILD knowledge of how to use easily-accessible online resources, such as real time power grid information, and integrate this data into inquiry-oriented instruction.

GAIN a deeper understanding of the careers and opportunities in the rapidly changing clean energy industry.


Tuesday, August 10th through Thursday, August 12th, 2020 from 9:30am to 3:00pm CT each day.

Each day will include a mix of synchronous and self-paced learning sessions. Attendees will be required to complete some online components before and after the virtual sessions.


$500 per participant  All participants will receive classroom renewable energy equipment valued at $300. Scholarships are available.


20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available upon the completion of the three-day Academy.


Webinars — Spaces to discuss lessons, equipment, and how to use these materials in classrooms

Self-Paced Learning Modules — Learn about the foundation of renewable energy science through online modules that you can explore at your own pace

Live Lectures — Guest speakers provide expertise to help you understand complex content

Virtual Tours — Industry partners provide unparalleled access to their facilities and equipment

Assignments — Complete a range of hands-on and dynamic tasks meant to evaluate your understanding of core content (Required to qualify for CEU’s)


Aug 10, 2020 – Aug 12, 2020

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM


-2093 Sargent Avenue -Saint Paul, MN 55105

Event Organizer

Contact the event organizer, Michael Arquin, at

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