Project Independence: Building Solar Panels in School

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Project Independence is a 44-panel solar panel array at the Chisago Lakes Middle School in Lindstrom, MN. The project received large support from the community as well as major grants from the State of Minnesota and the Metro Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT), but science teacher Pat Collins would tell you that his students really took ownership in making it happen.

Collins initiated the project when he was looking for a way to both save on energy costs to the district and to have a tool to demonstrate sustainability in his life-sciences classes.

For a live update of power generated from the installation here:

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