If you look at the school from the south side, you’ll see rows of solar panels gracing its roof. These were installed courtesy of RREAL (Rural Renewable Energy Alliance), and made possible by a contribution of $9,750 from Minnesota Power. Paul Helstrom from Minnesota Power also came into to the school teach our students about solar power.
With this installation, MSD can actually produce more power that we consume at the school. It’s not only good for our bottom line, it’s also good for our students as we enter the future. After all, we show them every day that we can all do our part to live sustainably. They can even see the output of MSD’s solar array via the SolarEdge System Performance Tool.
This was the third part of the school’s outdoor renewal plan, lead by the Building and Grounds Committee. The first step was the redesign of our greenspaces and parking lot, and the second was the purchase of new play equipment for our outdoor playspaces.