Carrboro High School goes solar

CARRBORO, NC (WTVD) -- Call it a high school lesson powered by the students themselves.

Carrboro High School is now harnessing the power of the sun thanks to solar panels that were installed last month just in time for the new school year.

Four panels are up and running after 15 students took an interest in learning about solar energy for their school.

The panels were paid for in part by a Carrboro group called Next Climate. It helps make solar energy available for the community through group discounts.

"It's a huge undertaking to be able to make schools and buildings more sustainable, and I think that this is a school of especially ambitious students where they want to see things change and want to see things grow," said Carrboro High Senior Jocelyn Buckley.

Dan Schnitzer - the sustainability coordinator at Carrboro High School - said they've already had major energy savings.

Next Climate said they plan to work with their vendors to install more solar panels at schools if there's enough support.

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