Monday, December 6, 2010

Energy independence curriculum coming to local schools

Solar power is coming to several Utah Valley schools, and with it, lessons on energy independence. The Utah State Energy Program has selected Johnson Controls, a global company specializing in green building solutions, to oversee the design and installation of 73 solar photovoltaic arrays at schools throughout the state, with at least one array in each of the state's 41 districts. The program is funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and was created "to help Utah students learn the value of renewable energy technology first-hand," said Johnson Controls officials. Provo Daily Herald