Minnesota district approves rooftop solar for all its schools

Photo Credit: Dennis Schroeder

Rooftop solar on Colorado school. Credit: Dennis Schroeder

By Nathan Hansen, Farmington Independent

All of Farmington’s school buildings will grow solar gardens on their roofs following a decision Monday by the Farmington School Board.

The district approved an agreement with Sundial Solar and investor Kenyon Energy to install the panels, which will generate power for local providers and create savings for the district on an electric bill that currently runs about $960,000 per year. Sundial’s Art Crowell estimated those savings could add up to $74,250 in the first year of the deal and go up from there.

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