Dublin High School looking at solar energy to save money
Dublin High School could be looking to the sun when it comes to saving money.
A news conference scheduled for Monday, March 11th is expected to announce a one-megawatt solar energy model. Susanne Fischer-Quinn with MAGE Solar says under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Chuck Ledbetter, Dublin High School is using a financing model that is "unique" in the state of Georgia to implement 1 Megawatt of solar energy.
Fischer-Quinn says with the energy savings generated, the high school should be able to reduce the number of furlough days to a minimum and save teaching positions.
It's being labeled a landmark project in the "deployment and implementation of renewable energies for schools and municipalities in Georgia and will bear major significance in the further development of similar projects."
Among the speakers at the news conference, will be school and elected state officials as well as Public Service Commissioners Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, Doug Everett, and Tim Echols.
WGXA will bring you more details on Monday's announcement as it becomes available.