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04.23.2022

Atlas Science Center Celebrates Earth Days with Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Technology

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Appleton, Wis.The Paper Discovery Center recognizes that sustainable solutions are critical to the health and wellness of our planet and people. The science and technology that drives clean energy and sustainability deserve more than a single day of recognition because every day is Earth Day. To this end, the PDC is excited to announce the center-wide exhibition Earth Days from April 23 to September 3, 2022.

To kick off Earth Days, EnTech Solutions, a division of Faith Technologies Incorporated (FTI), has donated two solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for guests to use free of charge throughout the duration of the exhibition. This system is equipped with a battery storage unit that feeds excess stored energy into other PDC exhibits. Learn about microgrid technology, distributed energy, solar power and EV charging in our interactive Sustainable Solutions Theater sponsored by EnTech Solutions inside the PDC. Displays include a flexible Merlin solar panel and the science inside a solar cell. In addition, learn how energy experts from EnTech Solutions create renewable natural gas (RNG) from manure in our “Poop To Power” station by using your own mini-digester to trap biogas.

Our Sustainable Solutions Theater also features an interactive game to learn about recycling science, the landfill process and the power of composting. Guests will learn more about the most common recycling mistakes, how to start composting and what really happens in a landfill. Guests can also find examples of small sustainable swaps that can be made at home to help the planet.

There is a topic that will interest all ages during Earth Days. Come see what you’ll learn about helping our planet at the Paper Discovery Center this spring and summer!