Indiana School District Will Switch to Solar Power

By Andrew Pillow

Rising energy costs have left a lot of schools scrambling to lower operating costs. One school district has found a solution, Solar Power.

Sheridan Community Schools has begun to install solar panels. Sheridan, is a small, rural district with just a little over 1000 students.

The deal will cost the school district around $4.3 million in loans, but is expected to save them around $4 million to $5 million over the next 20 years. This is mainly due to the fact that their energy cost are now fixed and already accounted for in the initial $4.3 million dollar loan.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.