Anaheim Public Utilities Celebrates Completion of Solar Power Projects at Two Elementary Schools
ANAHEIM, CA (September 16, 2004) –
Solar panels on lunch shelter at Clara
Barton Elementary School
Anaheim Public Utilities, in conjunction with its Sun Power for the Schools Program, celebrated the completion of two solar lunch shelters in a ceremony Wednesday at Clara Barton Elementary School. Solar electric systems were mounted on the roofs of lunch shelters at Barton and Melbourne Gauer Elementary School.
“These two solar projects are great examples of getting people engaged and working toward common goals for the benefit of their community,” said Anaheim generated by renewable energy sources—resources such as wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass and solar.
Solar Lunch Shelter, Melbourne Gauer
Mayor Curt Pringle. “These programs are working because of the efforts of a lot of people, all coming together to make something happen. Today, we’re celebrating in the shade of an electric generating station that is putting out more than 8 kilowatts of electricity.
Sun Power for the Schools is one of two voluntary programs that support the efforts of Green Power for Anaheim. Green Power is electricity generated by renewable energy sources—resources such as wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass and solar.
“We are proud of our long history of working to make our community more energy efficient,” said Ken Noller, Utilities interim general manager, “and we are particularly proud of our success in working with our schools on these types of projects.”
Check presentation (from left): Dr. Don Garcia, City School District Board
President; Sandra Barry, City School District Superintendent; Curt Pringle,
Anaheim Mayor; Ken Noller, Utilities Interim General Manager.
Pringle and Noller presented a $300,000 check to Anaheim City School District Board President Dr. Don Garcia and District Superintendent Sandra Barry. The funding, which was provided through the Sun Power for the Schools Program, was used to assist in the completion of the two solar energy projects. The school district was responsible for the balance ($272,591) of the project funding.
Customers may voluntarily contribute dollars on their monthly or bimonthly electric bills toward Sun Power for the Schools. Money raised through the program is used toward the purchase, installation and maintenance of solar power systems at Anaheim schools. These systems help schools save on their electric bills, reduce emissions, increase environmental awareness and provide comfortable areas for children to have their lunches.
Customers may also contribute to another voluntary program, Green Power for the Grid, where they can designate additional money on their utility bills to help offset the higher cost of buying more expensive green power.
For more information on the Green Power for Anaheim programs, please call 765-4250 or click here.
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