Wednesday, December 14, 2011

California puts solar panels on schools that aren't even open.

This school system in the East Bay has been on my radar for a really long time. They were famous for no bid solar installations. But who cares about that now?

"CONCORD -- A majority of Mt. Diablo High teachers has voted "no confidence" in the school principal, several educators told district trustees Tuesday night.

"There is a lack of safety on campus," said teacher Patrick Oliver. "Teachers, parents and counselors are not valued. She has failed Mt. Diablo High School."

The article goes on to say:

"During the meeting, the board adopted a "qualified" budget, showing that it may not be able to pay its bills through 2014 due to state budget cuts, declining enrollment, unsettled teachers' union negotiations and the possible conversion of Clayton Valley High to a charter school.

Board trustees also approved a $4.3 million increase in the district's contract with SunPower for solar panels on 51 sites, including two schools that were closed last year. In addition, the board agreed to change its meeting dates to Mondays starting in January."
Source here.

"Hypothetically" - if they put solar on all buildings not in operation - we could reach grid parity.

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