Corvallis High needs more green for solar dream

Corvallis High needs more green for solar dream

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Corvallis High needs more green for solar dream

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 6 at 1:22 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Corvallis High School needs a lot more green to live up to its billing as the nation's most eco-friendly school.

The school got a $20,000 grant from Wal-Mart this summer after taking home the grand prize in the retailer's "Earth Day Every Day School Challenge."

The school's goal is to install energy-generating solar panels, but the estimated startup cost of the project is about $100,000.

Fred Kane, executive director of the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation, says people interested in the project need to come together for the fundraising. Kane favors a plan where private investors would purchase the panels for the school, which would then buy power from the investors.

The school's goal is to add a 10-kilowatt system each year for 10 years.

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Information from: Gazette-Times

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