Students from the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy traveled to the Durango Solar Garden One site on Tuesday, Oct. 14 to learn how solar energy is conducted. As part of their energy lectures, students learned how electricity is managed through solar panels. There are 690 solar panels on the site, with an average of 18 panels being used to power a single household. The solar garden produces enough energy to power about forty average sized homes. Amanda Saunders, outreach coordinator, had the students name each important section of the solar panel. The students later returned to school for further energy demonstrations led by Ashley King and Joe Lounge from the Powerhouse Science Center in Durango. They worked with simple solar kits and electric conductors to power wind-fans and flowing water.