Become a Renewable Energy Engineer


Watch the Re-Energy Intro Video

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In the Re-Energy program, learners of all ages learn about renewable energy, the different sources of renewable energy and explore the
co-benefits and trade-offs of using comparable renewable energy systems. In this engaging STEAM program, learners become renewable energy engineers by using detailed construction plans to build their own working models of electric vehicles, energy storage systems, solar ovens, solar cars, wind turbines, hydroelectric generators, and biogas generators. Learners can also make use of related links and backgrounders to explore each renewable energy technology in depth. Re-Energy is a proud recipient of the 2017 UL Innovation Education Award!
Renewable energy; renewable systems; renewable technologies; solar; solar oven; solar car; solar PV; wind; biogas; biomass; electric vehicles; electricity storage; batteries; biology; physics; chemistry; environmental conservation; sustainable development goals; sustainability; climate change; Canadian climate policy; climate action;
Suitable for grades 3 - 12, for more information download the curriculum connections below:
  1. Discover the fundamental principles of biology, chemistry and physics.
  2. See the application of science and technology to some of today's most important environmental issues.
  3. Enjoy the challenge of building working models.


Take the Re-Energy Challenge

In this engaging STEAM challenge, learners will get to build one of the following: a wind turbine, solar oven, solar car, hydroelectric generator, ­biogas generator, electric vehicle or energy storage. This will help them deepen their learning about renewable energy technologies. The grand prize for the winning class is $1,000, the second prize is $500 and the third prize is $250. 

Re-Energy Program Activities

Below are program activities grouped by topics. Feel free to do any of the resources on their own, or, bundle them together to take action and register for the Re-Energy Challenge.

Re-Energy Program Activity Quick Links

Solar Energy


Electrifying the Future of Transportation Guide

An insightful guide for Community Leaders considering the integration of electric vehicles in their educational community. This resource was developed as part of GreenLearning’s pilot project, “Re-Energy: Electrifying the Future of Transportation”.

Electrifying the Future

GreenLearning piloted Electrifying the Future in Calgary, Alberta which offered high school students and educators in the Calgary Board of Education the opportunity to convert two internal combustion vehicles into electric and install an electric vehicle charging station.

With the results of this pilot, we intend to help other organizations keep pace with this transition toward the electrification of transportation by sharing our findings and experience.

Electric Vehicles

Wind Energy

Hydro Energy

Biomass Energy

Energy Storage

Here’s what teachers are saying about

The Electric Vehicle Challenge has captivated our students.  It provided a real world context to the curriculum in many subjects - for example, our grade 9 science electricity curriculum outcomes were nearly all covered through their work on designing and created our zero emissions renewable energy vehicle.
Robert Tymofichuk Assistant Principal & Teacher
New Myrnam School & Myrnam Outreach and Homeschool Centre (MOHC)