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In this unit, students will design and build a simple model home that uses solar-generated and stored power to run an arduino-controlled fan cooling and lighting system. They learn how to capture, store, and control solar energy, as well as how to program arduino units to use temperature sensors to accomplish their project.

In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in Math and English Language Arts (ELA) that supplement the primary core area of study.

The structure of this unit and the materials contained within it were created by James Stockdale (CTE) Alan Webberley (Math), and Bridget Howitt (ELA) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Mike Morris.


K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
  • Mathematics
Industries / Pathways
  • Energy, Environment, and Utilities Energy, Environment, and Utilities
    • Energy and Power Technology
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Introduction to the Solar Duino House

Programming & Wiring Solar Duino House

Solarizing the Solar Duino

Solar Duino Building, Testing & Modifications

Constructing a Floor Plan (Math)

Cost Analysis of Installing Solar Panels (Math)

Aristotle and Clean Technology (ELA)

Technology on Trial (ELA)

Introduction to the Project