What was your driving question?
What PBE principles were highlighted in this project?
Our state’s largest renewable energy plant is proposed to be built on over 2,400 acres surrounding our small village of 1,332 people. A student proposed this project as a way to learn more about the possible impacts of the solar farm, evaluate the opposing sides, and develop his own environmental and community impact statements. The student began the project in favor of solar and renewable energy. While still heavily in favor of renewable energy, the student developed great concern about the misuse of tax loopholes (tax breaks meant for struggling farmers), the solar panels “landlocking” our village, and local farmers not being able to compete for leasing land.