Hollister Elementary Goes Solar

Hollister School District expects big savings on future electric bills after installing solar panels at the elementary school.  According to Superintendent Dr. Brian Wilson, the 100 kilo-watt project has been in planning for the past four years. 

The project cost was $200,000, but the power company offered a $50,000 rebate bringing the school’s portion of the project to $150,000.  Expected savings of $20,000 in anual electric bills means the installation will be paid for in eight years.  After that, Dr, Wilson says the school will have an extra $20,000 a year to put into the classrooms. 


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