A Textbook Example: Why American Schools Must Go Green

Sep 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Solar

When faced with the prospect of electricity costs rising 4-8% annually, the Northwestern Regional School District No. 7 in Winsted, Conn., began investigating what it would take to put a solar array on the roof of its 250,000 square foot high school building. While it could technically be done, the question of how to finance such a project loomed large. The school board considered three different ways to fund it.

Another favorable outcome is the partnership that has developed between the public school district and neighboring Northwestern Connecticut Community College. This partnership resulted in plans for an associate’s degree in Green Technology and Science at the college.

Read the whole story here: A Textbook Example: Why American Schools Must Go Green | Renewable Energy World.

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