Highland Elementary unveils new solar generator
Monday, June 1, 2009
The June Gloom has descended over the Peninsula, but Seaside just got a little sunnier.
On Tuesday, June 2, at noon, Highland Elementary School students and faculty cut the ribbon on their 1.3 kilowatt photovoltaic system.
The array is part of a solar science curriculum taught by a teacher trained at a solar academy, made possible by a $20,000 Pacific Gas & Electric Company Solar Schools Program grant.
At Tuesday's ribbon cutting, the school's fourth- and fifth-graders talk about what they've learned, and Barry Scott of the National Energy Education Delevopment Project leads activities demonstrating the power of the sun.