Energy Camps


Each year, Sustainable Energy Fund and the Energypath program Sponsors offer over 150 scholarships to secondary educators, professors and college students. Scholarships cover the cost of admission to the conference, exposition, science fair and Keynote Dinner, participation in one pre-conference energy camp and food and housing on DeSales campus for the week of the event.

Introduction to Sustainable Energy

Introduction to Sustainable Energy is the perfect course for those who have little to no experience with sustainable energy technologies. This introductory course answers the question ‘what is sustainable energy?’ by examining basic energy and electricity concepts, energy sources and energy efficiency topics in the classroom.

Topics include:

  • Tax credits and rebates for renewable energies
  • Electricity
  • Energy sources
  • LEED certification


This course will provide participants with a theoretical and hands-on introduction to biomass and biofuels. Participants will engage in laboratory activities including biodiesel feedstock evaluation and explore the process of biomass gasification and related thermochemical conversions (e.g., pyrolysis and combustion) through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Topics include:

  • Biomass feedstocks
  • Conversion processes for biofuels
  • Testing of finished biofuel

Solar PV

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with a detailed look at both the technical and environmental aspects of solar energy. Participants will also erect a 3 kW grid tied solar array as part of this energy camp.

Topics include:

  • Solar radiation
  • Site assessment
  • PV system components
  • Economic analysis

Policy and Regulation

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