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

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This is the Akers Elementary School in California. Note that their solar system is over the parking lot, not only providing clean electricity for the school, but shade for parked vehicles (this can save fuel by reducing the need for A/C).

Of course, schools can buy clean energy without building a solar system in their backyard, and that does provide the same environmental benefit. But it lacks the educational aspect of having hundreds of kids exposed to the idea of solar power year after year...