Schools are harnessing solar power in record numbers


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Schools are harnessing solar power in record numbers


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  1. In recent months, my previously bleak outlook regarding the survival of the world has been improving, simply due to reading about the sheer number of projects like this going on all over the world. More and more people and institutions are figuring it out. I believe we will reverse the downward spiral in time to avert disaster.

  2. Schools operating hours are perfect for solar. If you do the roofs and the parking lots you would get plenty of power.

  3. I hope the bean counters are doing their due diligence on these “investments!” I know folks who paid tens of thousands of dollars hoping to break even in 15 years. Won’t happen it anything breaks or the power company changes their KW rate again which they already have done at least once.

  4. Every single public k12 district with physical infrastructure should be required to have solar and/or geothermal, wind, etc. Peel off 1% of every local, state and federal allocation for the capital projects and we drop the #2 budget item for schools by 75% indefinitely.

  5. School districts tend to be some of, if not the, largest individual customers on the power grid for a municipality. As they shave off utilization, expect utilities to start to get weird about it (increase monthly costs to stay connected). Oh, and our district passed the “need solar on everything”, but didn’t really think it through — the money we set aside to renovate like 20 buildings years before the edict didn’t get grandfathered in, so we only got through 10 because of the huge electrical upgrades and extra cost of mounting solar, so now we still have some shit school buildings around. Sigh.

  6. Because you’re paying for it, so they don’t care about ROI, or the fact that their friends get the installation contracts.

  7. I am not against it but I can’t afford it. I don’t need jet setting millionaires telling me I am a bad person cause I own a gas powered minivan.

  8. It’s good news! From the advent of a rise in electricity prices I think a lot of other businesses are taking a similar approach