Solar panels will soon be operational at three Warsaw schools.
Washington, Edgewood, and Lincoln will soon have solar panels ready for students to monitor.
According to Joe Collier, vice president of Collier Solar, the panels were recently installed and will be operable within the next 30 days.
Washington will feature two panels, including one that can be tilted. The students will be able to monitor the diligence in performance and the difference in both models.
Edgewood and Lincoln both received one pannel that tilts for student to monitor.
The pannels have an anticipated lifespan of about 35 years, he said.
The students will tilt the panel four times a year as the seasons change.
Students will use laptops, iPads and cell phone to monitor the effects of the pannels, according to Collier.
Collier said Northern Indiana has about 3.4 hours of direct sunlight during the day. Depending on the size, the panels can generate any where from 4,000 kilowatts of power a year to 8,000 kilowatts of power a year.
The school district helped fund the project with a $20,000 grant from the Dekko Foundation.
Michael Anderson, Times Union