Solar

Solar-powered Pump to Assist At-Risk Youths

WorldWater & Power Corp. will provide engineering, materials and supervision to assist at-risk youths in building a solar-powered water pump to supply drinking water and irrigation for a 14-acre arboretum preservation site at Eagle Academy in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. This project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

“These students will learn about solar power, gain valuable technical skills and help protect the environment with renewable energy through a team effort,” said Quentin T. Kelly, Chairman of WorldWater & Power Corp. “Our industry will need more solar engineers and technicians, and the students at the Eagle Academy will get a valuable, practical education in solar electricity.” Egg Harbor Township, a municipality in southern New Jersey, donated the site to the Egg Harbor Environmental Commission to provide open space for its 40,000 residents. In building the solar installation, Eagle Academy students will collaborate with the township’s planning board, environmental commission, the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority (ACMUA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The Arboretum Enhancement Project is funded through a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.