As my last project in my Design & Engineering class, we used Google SketchUp to create a model of an eco-friendly home.  In my model, I added a solar panel we had previously made in class.  The process of creating my model on SketchUp was definitely not an easy one and it was a lot of trial and error.  It’s an incredibly advanced program that I had no previous experience with.  I had a hard time deciding which green technology I wanted to include and started with a wind turbine, but then realized that was a little too hard.  The skill of being able to understand methods, such as W=fd, and apply them to global crisis has made me more of a global citizen. Finally, I’m happy with my decision to include a solar panel and I love the way my model turned out!

Solar Panel by Velux