Sam Monroe is the newest team member at Eagle Solar and Light, serving as an intern for the 2017 Summer. He is a local from Birmingham, where he has lived most of his life. He graduated in 2014 from the Altamont School and is about to start his senior year at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where he is studying Mechanical Engineering.
Sam joined the team because he has a passion for clean and renewable energy . His course of studies have exposed him to some components and given him a basic, academic knowledge of the field, but he wants to explore the business and more practical aspects of solar energy. Sam is excited to see how the science behind photovoltaic cells is being applied to the world around him and he hopes to one day see clean and renewable energy sources become the world standard.
This summer, Sam will be learning from different team members on sales and education, developing a proposal to fit a customer’s needs and interests, designing a system with all appropriate components, and even helping out with the installation and energizing of the system.
If you would like to share your talents while learning more about solar energy and LED lighting, let us know.
Brittany Decker of WVTM 13 talks to the kids at Highlands School about Solar
Last year, Highlands hosted its semi-annual auction to raise funds for exciting new projects and additions to the Highlands campus. One target project was a solar powered outdoor classroom at the center of the campus. As part of the 2016-2017 8th grade Environmental Science class, students worked with Middle School Science Teacher, Sam Kindervater to design the outdoor classroom. (more…)