Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2015
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224
GECDSB Set to Harvest the Sun’s Energy
- 26 new solar panel arrays -
The Greater Essex County District School Board is preparing for the installation of rooftop solar panel projects at 26 school buildings over the next few months. Work on the first 2 jobs will begin this month.
There are currently 3 existing solar photovoltaic systems at GECDSB schools: Dr. David Suzuki PS, Sandwich Secondary School and Tecumseh Vista Academy. The new projects will provide an additional 18,414 solar panels which should generate 6,390 megawatts of renewable energy each year.
The new rooftop systems will connect to the local electrical utility grid, although the harnessed energy is likely to return and be used by the school. There will be a dashboard provided at each location as a learning opportunity for staff and students to view the actual amount of solar power their school generates.
For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.