Snoqualmie Elementary to Get Solar Power
Conversations about alternative energy sources are starting to occur in our very own backyards! It was recently announced that Snoqualmie Elementary School will be the recipient of a new solar power system thanks to the "Solarize Snoqualmie" initiative's success. According to EastofSeattle.News, "The City of Snoqualmie and NW Wind and Solar agreed that the company would donate 1-kilowatt per 10 contracts signed for residential solar panel installation. To date, 38 households have signed up, meaning the proposed system is 3-kilowatts, but has the potential to expand to 4-kilowatts if two more contracts are signed by March 31."
Results of the initiative are expected to be BIG: A 4-kilowatt system would offset more than 104,000 pounds of carbon dioxide during its first 25 years of operation! Not only will this benefit the community in an environmental capacity, but it will provide a unique and personal educational opportunity for students to learn more about solar energy.