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Bakersfield middle school unveils new solar power system

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Thanks to a $200,000 grant from Pacific Gas & Electric, Sierra Middle School in Bakersfield, CA, now boasts an impressive solar power system with the capacity to power 20 classrooms and lower utility costs. The system features 44 solar panels that generate 20 kilowatts as well as a one-kilowatt array.

The system upgrade certifies Sierra as the first “solar school model,” a new program for teaching eco-responsibility that will be implemented in 125 schools across the state.

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