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Solar Power Benefits Local High School

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A new solar panel array was turned on this week at Cottonwood High School in Murray, Utah. The school joins more than 100 Utah organizations that received funding from Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy program.

According to Dan Dotson, energy management specialist for Granite School District, there is a large benefit when the school district saves money on energy.

“What happens is, all of our operations for our power bills comes out of the general budget. And the general budget pays our teachers, buys our school books takes care of our buildings, all that sort of things,” Dotson said. “So absolutely it would buy more textbooks and everything else our teachers need.” (…)

For more, visit Utah Public Radio.