St. Francis High School students will celebrate new solar panels

Published: Friday, Apr. 27, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Sunday, Apr. 29, 2012 - 12:41 pm

St. Francis High School has completed the installation of a huge array of solar panels.

Next week, students will wear flip-flops and sunglasses during the dedication of the new photovoltaic system.

Solar power generation from 1,316 panels on the rooftops of seven campus buildings is expected to produce about 30 percent of the school's current electrical demands – and save the school $1 million over the next 25 years.

The installation is being funded through a U.S. Treasury grant, Sacramento Municipal Utility District rebates and reductions in utility bills, according to a school news release.

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