Saturday, May 14, 2011

Solar, Solar Everywhere

Had the great pleasure to visit the new Carroll ISD middle school in Southlake with the general contractor, Bartlett Cocke.  The project is utilizing solar and geothermal energy.  Over 50,000 square feet of roof space has proven to be the perfect place for solar panels.  The system was easy to install and will have the capability of providing the 2-story school with half of the estimated energy usage needed.

Another cool thing about the project is that it was awarded a renewable energy grant that covered 80% of the cost for the solar panels.  Carroll ISD is blessed with lots of sunshine ... and football.

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