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Salina Students to be Recognized

KSAL Staff - September 9, 2015 11:13 am

A Salina elementary school will be recognized this week for its renewable energy efforts. Fifth grade Grace E. Stewart Elementary science students will join school leaders as Westar Energy presents a sign recognizing the school for its solar energy project.

According to Westar, the school is one of 17 organizations awarded funding to add a solar array to its building. The school was selected for its plan to integrate renewable energy into the curriculum.

“We applaud the teachers and administrators at Grace E. Stewart Elementary for being committed to helping students learn about their electric energy, how renewable energy systems work and how they integrate with the power grid,” said Ben Postlethwait, manager, biology
conservation & sustainability programs.

The sign will be presented to the school on Thursday.

The 10 kilowatt array is already producing electricity. For comparison, homeowners who chose to meet part of their electricity needs with solar usually install a 4-5 kW system.

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