Two more local schools have implemented renewable energy resources to help power facilities. Last month, Reed High School and North Valleys High School installed 1.5-megawatt solar power systems. According to the Washoe County School District, the project was funded entirely by rebates from NV Energy, and the solar panels are estimated to save the district $270,000 annually from energy costs.

A press release from the district states, “The savings will be realized within the operating general fund and purposed for classroom essentials, educator salaries, and student textbooks and materials.”

Carson High School added solar panels last October, and two schools in Lander County recently installed wind turbines (“Cool schools,” Feb. 2).

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