The project, scheduled for installation by the end of this school year, is due to district funds as well as a $24,000 grant from Pacific Power Blue Sky. The funds are part of the Blue Sky Renewable Energy program that allows customers to contribute to renewable energy in their communities.
A 33 panel, 11.4 kW photovoltaic (PV) system on the school’s roof will generate 15,483 kilowatt hours annually, saving the district roughly two-thousand dollars annually in energy costs.
The project will include a kiosk to display site energy generation and usage, which the school will incorporate into its STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum.
Watch news video on the project here.
Read the Mail Tribune article.