New Facebook game aims to increase knowledge of solar energy

Solar panelsHow clued up are you about solar power? A new Facebook game is helping Americans find out. Created by US solar energy provider SunPower, Solar Discovery is one of many online campaigns aimed at increasing environmental awareness.

By answering trivia questions about renewable energy, players earn “solar panel” points that put them in the running for some great prizes – and learn a lot more about solar power along the way.

The more you learn, the more points you win and the more likely you are to win the top prize: a solar power system worth $25,000. This can be added to the winner’s home or gifted to a family member, friend or community building such as a school.

There are regular draws to win more than 60 smaller prizes, including video cameras, gift cards and gig tickets .

“Badges” can also be won and posted on to players’ Facebook walls.

Launched last month, the game and competition run until 14 September.

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