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RE-volv is a national non-profit whose mission is to empower communities to learn about and afford renewable energy. Empowerment has become a buzzword in today's society; what does empowerment look like on a practical level? This poster will explore the methodology in which college students were empowered to organize one of the inaugural chapters of RE-volv and successfully raise over $32,000 for a Dayton non-profit to offset 100% of their electricity use. Students did this while educating over 400 campus and community members about solar energy. Successes and failures, motivations of internal and external partners, and the overall crowdfunding process will be explained in order to define what empowerment looked like for these students.
Kevin P Hallinan
Primary Advisor's Department
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Stander Symposium poster
"How College Students are Bringing Solar to Their Cities" (2019). Stander Symposium Posters. 1730.