Columbia Independent School goes solar

Aug 20, 2018 by

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On the roof, unnoticed by the students who returned to Columbia Independent School on Thursday, were 285 solar panels.

The rooftop solar panels, which were installed over the summer and went online Wednesday, are capable of producing 99,750 watts of electricity on the sunniest days.

CIS Head of School Adam Dube said it is the first school in the state to use Missouri’s Property Assessed Clean Energy program — PACE — to fund a project. It’s through the Division of Energy with the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

“It’s a program that Missouri started for businesses and non-profits like ourselves to invest in renewable energy,” Dube said. “About a year ago we started looking at the program.”

He said the program, plus donations from supporters, funded the $300,000 project. It also included replacing all the lighting in the school with light-emitting diode lighting. There are now 1,200 LED lights throughout the school. He said the school couldn’t have done the project without the state financing mechanism.

Source: Columbia Independent School goes solar – News – Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia, MO

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