“Make school projects include solar energy
In the Oct. 2 Gazette (“School district unveils proposed capital project”), the Duanesburg school district outlined a plan for updating and renovating its schools. I noticed that they didn’t include the addition of solar for their new roof.
Check out some of the many articles by schools from New York to California to see how schools are making solar work for them:
“Solar is enabling many New York schools to save money, enrich learning and keep teachers in the classroom, all while providing local jobs and generating emissions-free electricity,” Andrea Luecke, president and executive director of the Solar Foundation, is quoted as saying in a story on NewYorkFamily.com.
“Schools can play a pivotal role in helping our communities adapt,” said the writer of one blog on Generation180.org. “Schools that adopt more resilient infrastructure — such as solar + battery storage microgrids, which allow schools to retain key functions when other buildings lose power — can be critical community hubs for providing shelter and other services during an emergency.”
And the list goes on.
Perhaps now is the time to require all new bonding issues to include solar as an investment for a better future for our students and the environment.
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Carnahan, Florence. Schenectady Daily Gazette 17 November 2022.