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.
Information from: Gazette-Times