TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Those who say science isn’t cool clearly have never meet Chill Will and Margarita.
The Tampa couple owns a nonprofit aptly named Empowered By the Sun. They’re taking a cue from our sun by shining a light on the importance and value of solar energy.
“Fossil fuels are going to run out. The sun is going to be there always. If you want to keep your tools and technology running, you start investing now in solar and you’ll never run out,” Margarita said.
Chill Will is a former middle school teacher. He and Margarita break down solar education in various ways from their solar-powered DJ booth to their hands-on STEM workshops.
But what seems to be their biggest and brightest venture to date is a solar-powered van.
“There is going to be over a kilowatt of solar power on the roof, traditional glass, mono-crystal and panels. And those will feed into the electric batteries that are storing energy. Just like this box but on a much bigger scale. It takes us a few days to fully charge if we were completely empty on the tank,” said Chill Will. [click for full story and video]