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Going Solar at Trumbull's Agriscience School

The solar panels at Trumbull High School "exhibit town’s clean energy leadership," said First Selectman Tim Herbst.

Credit: Trumbull Town Hall
Credit: Trumbull Town Hall

The Agriscience Building may be red, but it's partly green.

"A 3.12 kW solar photovoltaic array was installed at the Agriscience Biotechnology Center at Trumbull High School, with the system visible to students throughout this past school year," said First Selectman Tim Herbst.

The system was installed by Ross Solar Group and not only generates clean, renewable energy for the facility, but also provides students with a practical example of alternative energy use, he said.

Solar, as well as other energy sources, are part of the curriculum in physical science classes at Trumbull High School, the first selectman added.

According to a press release, under the expanded Clean Energy Communities program, Trumbull pledged to reduce municipal building energy consumption by 20 percent by 2018, and to voluntarily purchase 20 percent of its municipal electrical needs from renewable sources by 2018. 

The Clean Energy Communities program is an Energize Connecticut initiative, administered jointly by the Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority (CEFIA) and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF).

“The solar panels at the Agriscience Biotechnology Center serve as a reminder that our community is a leader in deploying and supporting clean energy initiatives,” Herbst said. “I encourage all of our residents to follow the example set by our municipality in pursuing a smaller carbon footprint, and to use energy resources in a responsible manner. We hope the solar array can be used to educate and inspire not only our students, but all of Trumbull’s residents and business owners, to make smart energy decisions.”


 

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