Wasatch Charter School will host a celebration event that is open to the public to unveil its new solar energy project.
In June, Wasatch Charter School was awarded a grant from Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky program for $204,000 to support installation of solar panels at the school. Wasatch Charter contracted with Creative Energies Solar for the project, which has recently been completed. This project will shift 88% of the school electrical energy consumption to site-generated solar power.
Wasatch Charter School was a design-build project completed in 2016 that was originally designed to accommodate solar panel installation. The conversion to solar energy aligns well with the school’s curriculum and mission related to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Regular school activities including a gardening and farming program and outdoor education experiences. The solar installation will also facilitate opportunities for students to monitor solar energy production and engage in practical learning.
Wasatch Charter School’s Executive Director, Emily Merchant said “We are thrilled to see this dream of site-based energy production becoming a reality. It is a vital aspect of not just teaching children about concepts, such as climate change, but also connecting them to practical actions that have real-world effects. We are deeply grateful for the contributors to the Blue Sky fund and the program, as there is no way our school could have implemented this project without their support.”
The event will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM at Wasatch Charter School (1458 East Murray-Holladay Road Holladay, UT 84117)