The sun coming out is keeping the money in for Algoma School District since it installed its solar array last summer. Sitting on the south lawn of the high school, the goal of the 185-kilowatt solar panel system is to be able to generate approximately 25 percent of its electricity used per month. Since going online in September, the solar array has been able to generate over 85 megawatts of power, saving the district over $9,000 in energy costs. The district was able to obtain a number of grants to help pay for the system after first discussing the possibility six years ago. Algoma School District Director of Business Services Jason Melotte says there is also the possibility to expand in the future if the timing is right.
Melotte says in its efforts to further reduce the district’s carbon footprint, they are looking at installing a smaller solar array at the elementary school in the future. You can learn more about the Algoma School District’s solar array by clicking this link.
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