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Solar panels coming to 4 District 302 schools

MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland School District 302 Board approved the Solar Energy Project, which will bring solar panels to four schools.

According to a news release, Harter Middle School, John Shields and John Stewart elementary schools will have roof-mounted systems, and Kaneland High School will have a ground-mounted system. The district will not pay any capital money upfront, but by working with Trane Heating and Air Conditioning Services and Systems, it will take advantage of state incentives.

The district will be working with Trane to install the solar panels through a 25-year power purchase agreement. The solar systems will be installed at no cost to the district, and the district agrees to buy power from the systems at a reduced rate. Trane will capture the federal, state and utility incentives. The release stated that the total savings from the program will be $3.1 million over 25 years.

The installation won’t begin until next year, the release said.

– Shaw Media

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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