Almanac

Schools - November 5, 2008

Priory to slash electric bills with solar array

The electric bills at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley should be lower by about 50 percent for the duration of this dry season and for many dry seasons ahead now that the campus has solar panel arrays.

The 175-kilowatt system, installed in September by Foster City-based SolarCity Corp., should prevent some 347,720 pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere each year, the equivalent of taking 3,000 sports utility vehicles off the road, school spokesman Sean Mclain Brown said.

"This installation keeps with the Priory's tradition of being good stewards of the environment and is one of many on-going green projects on campus," Mr. Brown said.

Comments

Posted by Friend of PV, a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Nov 5, 2008 at 11:22 am

Congratulations to the forward-thinking leadership of Woodside Priory for this very significant green-tech project. I also am happy to see that the school has not replaced its lovely playing fields along Portola Road with artificial turf.
Woodside Priory is a model for the community and a good neighbor.
Thanks!


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