Solar-Powered Schools: What You Need to Know

Source: Tech Learning


More than 8,500 schools across the U.S. now utilize solar power in some capacity. Since 2015, the number of schools using solar energy has doubled, and overall, school solar power capacity has tripled.

School leaders are motivated to install solar panels for eco-friendly reasons as well as cost savings, but solar can also provide many educational opportunities, says Tish Tablan, Senior Program Director at Generation180, a clean energy nonprofit that tracks solar school data (as cited above), and is dedicated to bringing solar power to all schools.

Even though installing solar technology at a school building can be a significant undertaking, there are many resources for school leaders as they prepare for the process, Tablan says.

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