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Reducing school operating costs and emissions with solar PV

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Learn how the Calgary Board of Education is saving money, reducing emissions and teaching students about renewable energy at their schools.

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The Solar for Schools Program helps school authorities reduce operational costs for their existing and new schools.

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and the Calgary Board of Education will discuss how the Solar for Schools Program helped them install solar PV at 11 schools.

Participating in this program will help your school authority:

  • Generate free power for the solar system’s entire 25+ year life.
  • Reduce your utility bills so you can reinvest those savings into other priorities.
  • Provide a practical learning experience about renewable energy and climate change for students.
  • Demonstrate your school authority’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.

Calgary Board of Education

As part of the Action Centre's Solar for Schools Program, the Calgary Board of Education installed solar PV systems on the roofs of 11 schools across Calgary.

Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre was founded in 2009 as a collaborative initiative of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta.

We deliver funding, technical assistance, and education to help Alberta municipalities, school authorities and, community-related organizations advance actions that lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve climate resilience.

Learn more at mccac.ca

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