03 May '12, 2pm

51 Schools Get Solar Power

51 Schools Get Solar Power

An entire school district will soon be using solar power to operate their many school buildings and electrical devices. They will be getting 90 percent of their electricity from solar panels and over the next 30 years will save an estimated $200 million. Mount Diablo Unified School District will build the largest solar power system of all school districts around the country. They will have a 12-megawatt system, costing about $80 million. (For the sake of comparison, it has been estimated one megawatt of can power about 500 homes, depending on conditions.) SunPower provided the technology for their solar power system. The company has included 40 of the school district’s students in their internship program so that they can build job skills and have experience to put on their resumes and college applications. Funds for the large solar project will come from a bond voted in b...

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