Solar-powered kids! U.S. Elementary and high schools are going solar

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This education provided by the sun


These days, kids are not just learning about solar power. They're also learning with solar! That's the best combo possible: When a school goes solar, the elementary and/or high school students there are exposed daily to clean energy, making it something completely 'normal' that just works, and not some exotic 'alternative' form of energy...

I was reading about some schools that are going solar in New Mexico (Cleveland and Rio Rancho High Schools), and thought it would be interesting to see how many school have already taken the plunge. Just in California, looking at the schools projects done by a single solar installer (Conergy), I found more than I expected, which was a nice surprise. I'd like to share what I found with you. It's not an exhaustive list, but it gives an idea of the variety of solar setups at elementary and high schools in the US.

The first one, above, is Liberty Middle School in California (a 550kW system).