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Green Bay West High School is Going Solar!


Green Bay, WI -- You are invited to witness the installation of solar-electric panels on the roof of Green Bay West High School on Tuesday, August 28, 2007.

The panels are part of a two-kilowatt solar-electric system being installed at the school. It will provide enough electricity to power three classrooms, which amounts to approximately $200 in energy savings per year to the school. In addition to the solar panels, the school was awarded a three-week renewable energy curriculum to be integrated into the science curriculum. Students and teachers can access data from the solar-electric system via the Internet and use the information in classroom projects throughout the year.

The system was donated to the school by WPS Community Foundation as part of the SolarWise® for Schools program. This program is funded by donations from 3,800 Wisconsin Public Service customers, as well as state grants. See the attached for more information about the program.

The best opportunity for photos or on-site interviews would be at 10:00 AM on August 28th. The school is located at 966 Shawano Avenue. Please check in at the main office and from there we can proceed to the school roof to view the installation of the solar panels.

A dedication of the new solar-electric system is being planned for the fall. Students, staff, and the public will be invited to attend. More information will follow about that day’s events.


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