Solar project will shed energy, educational benefits on local schools

Solar project will shed energy, educational benefits on local schools

8:24 PM, Mar. 27, 2014
Mid-State Technical College student Carina Raub's rendition of the proposed solar installation at Assumption High School.
Mid-State Technical College student Carina Raub's rendition of the proposed solar installation at Assumption High School.
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A solar project involving local school districts is designed to save energy costs, help the environment and engage students in hands-on science.

Solar electric panels will be installed at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School, Assumption High School, John Edwards High School in Port Edwards and Nekoosa High School. Mid-State Technical College Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of the $45,000 grant, and Incourage Community Foundation facilitated and coordinated the collaboration. Ten businesses will be involved in the project.

Materials will cost about $9,000 per site, and the ...

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