Brighter days ahead following installation of school solar panels

Technology helps Oak Park see substantial cost saving


It’s been less than a year since Oak Park Unified School District installed solar panels at all six of its schools, and the investment is starting to pay off, officials say.

The district turned on the solar panel system in July 2017 at a cost of nearly $7 million. The project was funded by the voter-approved Measure S bond passed in 2016.

Martin Klauss, assistant superintendent of business and administrative services, said the solar panels installed at six school sites are now reaping...

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