Center for Energy Education Hosted its First KidWind Challenge

Published April 13, 2022

Roanoke Rapids, NC — The Center for Energy Education (C4EE) hosted its first KidWind Challenge on April 8, 2022. Over forty-two students designed, constructed, and tested small scale wind turbines and solar structures as part of the challenge. Also present were thirteen school educators for the hands-on design challenge. Students and educators represented Chaloner Middle School, William R. Davie Middle School, Weldon Middle School, Edward W. Wyatt Middle School, as well as Roanoke Rapids Early College and Northwest Collegiate Technical Academy. Visitors from Halifax Community College and The New College Institute of Virginia were a part of the audience as well.

The event was one of three in-person, 2022 KidWind Challenges for Virginia & North Carolina. The team from Chaloner Middle School will represent our region at the state level KidWind competition in May. Winning teams from the Virginia & North Carolina Wind & Solar Competition will advance to the National KidWind Challenge. The program held at C4EE received support from Dominion Energy, and the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy, James Madison University.

For more information or questions regarding the competition, please contact John Ledgerwood, Education Consultant, Center for Energy Education at or (252) 541-3004 or Remy Pangle, Director and Education Manager, Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy, JMU at or (540) 568-8768.