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Solar panels at school to provide energy and learning opportunity

Published: Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 12:37 a.m. MDT

Students wash their hands with a water pump run by a solar panel at Rose Park Elementary School on Friday, May 31, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Students wash their hands with a water pump run by a solar panel at Rose Park Elementary School on Friday, May 31, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Solar panels were installed on the roof of Rose Park Elementary School on Friday.

The annual expected energy production from the eight-panel system is 2,950 kilowatt hours — enough power to satisfy the electrical needs of an average home for approximately six months.

Teachers will be able to incorporate actual data being generated by the solar system directly into classroom activities and potentially into core curriculum lesson plans.

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