San Jose, Calif.-based Fat Spaniel Technology, a provider of information services for the renewable energy field, has installed a monitoring system at the Pine Point School in Stonington, Conn., allowing students to view the clean energy being generated from the school's new solar system.
According to officials at Pine Point, by incorporating the company's Web display into existing classroom activities, the school will be able to show students how the building's new 330-panel, 72.6 kW rooftop solar installation powers their electricity in real time.
The installation of the solar system was made possible through a grant of $285,000 from Connecticut Clean Energy Fund's On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program. The grant covered approximately 62% of the cost of the installation, and the balance was financed by SolarWrights Inc., the Brisol, R.I.-based developer and installer of the project.
Students can view Fat Spaniel's monitoring system by visiting www.fatspaniel.com/news/PinePoint-033007.html