Did you know that each time you turn on your light, more than half of the energy source comes from fossil fuels? The EPA reported that fossil fuel electricity generation is the number one cause of greenhouse gas emissions. Along with carbon dioxide, there are mercury, cadmium, uranium, nitrogen oxide, and sulphur dioxide. There is another way.
The community of Bainbridge Island is ready to move away from our dependence on fossil fuels. Our first community-based solar project will begin at the Sakai Intermediate School.
Sakai Intermediate School will be the beneficiary for many years of the clean electricity that the system will produce. Revenue from the electricity generated will be re-invested by the school to enhanced education. Most importantly, the school will add a renewable energy curriculum, as well as a student-run solar club.
Phase one* will include 15 to 25 solar modules (3-5 kilowatts) to be installed by 2008. The goal is to reach 10 kWh in total. Your contribution will help make this happen. As said by Todd Erler, Sakai teacher and project champion, “this is an opportunity for the community to come together and help prepare its children for the future.”
[* Phase 1 will be partially funded by Puget Sound Energy, through their Solar for Schools program. This was the result of a grant application made by Community Energy Solutions on behalf of the Bainbridge Island School District.]
Power up Solar for Sakai! You can make this happen.
FRESH NEWS • How to buy into sun without getting burned
Published in: Daily Journal of Commerce, July 15, 2008 (pdf)
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Let the sun shine at Sakai
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review on Apr 16, 2008
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