There may have been some clouds hovering overhead, but nothing could dim the excitement at Landstown High School today.
Back in November, the school was selected as one of four schools in the state to take part in Dominion Virginia Power’s Dominion Foundation’s Solar for Schools program. The program, in conjunction with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project, is providing students first-hand experience with renewable solar energy by installing a one-kilowatt educational photovoltaic system at the school.
A photovoltaic system is one that uses solar panels to convert sunlight into electric power. Data from the system is able to be pulled for analysis by teachers and students at the school.
The ribbon cutting today – nicknamed the Solarbration – celebrated the installation of the system right in front of Landstown High School. Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence was on hand for the event as well as representatives from Virginia Dominion Power.
For photos from the event, check out the school division’s Facebook page.