Yuma,AZ- Yuma School District One recently voted to have solar panels installed at Castle Dome Middle School and the project should be in operation by the new year.
In a meeting Tuesday evening board members will have the opportunity to vote yes to have solar panels installed in two more of the district's schools.
"There's and ecological benefit, and educational benefit in addition to financial incentives," said Kerry Jones, the Chief Financial Officer for Yuma School District 1.
Jones says this will save the school district hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next 20-years.
"The district actually has no investment what so ever. Zero of our dollars were invested in this project. All we have to do is purchase electricity from APS at a fixed rate which is appealing," said Jones.
Jones says this is all a part of the APS solar for schools government program and the solar panels are mostly funded by the federal government.
The Yuma Union High School District governing board will also consider a solar city contract as well as an agreement with APS on Wednesday evening.
"You can have three projects a year through APS and our plan is to continue adding solar to more schools in future years," said Jones.
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