Head-Royce School, a K-12 day school in Oakland, Calif., has completed the installation of a 412-panel solar electric system that will offset more than 35% of the school's current electricity usage. The system, installed by Borrego Solar Systems Inc., will be officially unveiled and activated this week.
The solar panels are the latest initiative put in place by Head-Royce's ‘Green Council,’ a group founded in 2006 to help its 800 students, as well as faculty, parents and the community at large, be more environmentally conscious.
‘It is becoming easier and more advantageous for schools to pursue alternative energy options and promote 'going green,'’ says Mike Hall, president of Borrego Solar. ‘As energy costs continue to rise, we anticipate that many more schools will take this bold step.’