Thank you to the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for the 1KW PV System that has been installed on the roof of our school. Through the K-12 Schools Small Scale PV Grant program, we were able to install, and now monitor, the real-time data this system provides. The kind of data students will be able to access include energy produced by the panels and the carbon offset. More specifically, students can see what could be powered for one day (how many light bulbs) and the amount of trees that have been saved due to the use of the solar panels. Our hope is that students will see how small changes can have a positive effect on the world around us.
Click here to see the video of our “Green Team” discuss the new solar panel on our morning broadcast.