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EUSD schools all have solar power after summer project

EUSD schools all have solar power after summer project

Construction of solar projects at six Encinitas Union School District elementary schools — Park Dale Lane, Capri, Ocean Knoll, La Costa Heights, El Camino Creek and Flora Vista — was completed over the summer. Those schools now join Olivenhain Pioneer, Mission Estancia and Paul Ecke Central in sourcing their power from the sun, supporting a district goal of retrofitting all schools with solar power by 2019.

The estimated 25-year savings from the combined 1.27 MW-AC solar project is $21,026,832.

“While we expect to see financial savings, the installation of these solar panels allows us to do much more than merely save money on electricity,” said EUSD Superintendent Dr. Timothy...

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