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The Athenian School Goes Green with Sky Power Solar

 

Solar Installations Provide 70% of School’s Electrical Needs

 


DANVILLE, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012 – Sky Power Solar, a leading provider of high-performance solar solutions in the Tri-Valley, announced today that it has completed the installation of a 22 kilowatt solar power system at The Athenian School in Danville, CA.


The new PV Solar Electric System that powers the school’s Center for the Arts (CFTA) building, is Sky Power Solar’s third solar project at Athenian. In 2009 the San Ramon company installed a 21 kilowatt solar system atop the new multi-purpose Dase Center and provided the school’s solar pool heating system. Athenian now has enough solar electricity to cover approximately 70% of its electrical needs. The solar installations are not just friendly to the environment; they enable the school to control electrical costs.

 

“We continue to explore ways to lower our energy cost and to extend our efforts in sustainable education,” said Bob Oxenburgh, the school’s Director of Business and Administration. “Sky Power Solar has proven to be an excellent partner, delivering a quality product and responsive customer support. We like the fact that they are a local company and have been around for 11 years.”

 

Athenian is one of 78 schools across the country to receive the Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools (GRS) award for participating in activities that promote an environmentally-friendly learning environment. Nearly 60% of Athenian's hauled waste is recycled content, some 10% is composted, and the school has saved an estimated two million gallons of water annually since installing an all-weather sports field with a recycled infill center.



Athenian School Press Release
The Athenian School Goes Green with Sky Power Solar
Solar Installations Provide 70% of School’s Electrical Needs
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