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Dominica Announces Solar & Battery Storage Solutions for Primary Schools to Build Energy Resilience &…

Solar and battery storage systems provide energy access on and off the grid to ensure reliable electricity flows even during critical disruptions. Roseau Valley, Dominica — The Island of Dominica came one step closer toward its goal of becoming a fully climate-resilient nation with two new solar microgrids. The Dominica … [continued]

Sacramento City Unified School District uses solar panels to cover their bus fleet. Image by Sacramento City Unified School District, via SEIA.

Back to School Means Back to Savings for Solar-Powered School Districts

As students and teachers head back to the classroom this month, thousands of school districts across the United States are relying on solar and storage technologies to keep their power on and their energy bills in check. According to Generation180, the amount of solar installed at K-12 schools in the … [continued]

$178 Million to Improve Health, Safety, & Lower Energy Costs at K-12 Public Schools

As Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, DOE Funding Supports Selected K–12 Public Schools for Infrastructure Upgrades WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today announced the first round of selectees for the Renew America’s Schools grant program, a competitive award that … [continued]

Technicians assemble a wiring harness for a school bus repower. Photo by SEA Electric.

8 Things To Know About Electric School Bus Repowers

Repowering existing school buses with a new electric drivetrain shows promise to provide school bus operators with a lower cost and more sustainable vehicle compared to buying a brand-new electric school bus. An electric repower — sometimes referred to as an electric conversion or retrofit — involves the removal of … [continued]

Manhattan’s PS 184 and after. Photo courtesy of Trust for Public Land.

Greener School Playgrounds Are An Overlooked Climate Solution

Across the country, cities are transforming asphalt schoolyards into spongy, shady community centers. The new schoolyard at PS 184M Shuang Wen, a grade school in Manhattan’s Chinatown, features new play equipment, a yoga circle, a stage and basketball and tennis courts. It also has a porous turf field that can … [continued]