Dominion Foundation Expanding Its Dominion Solar for Schools program

by Tommy Cornelis

As Dominion‘s investment in solar power throughout Virginia approaches $1 billion, the power company has announced it will expand its Dominion Solar for Schools program to six new schools or museums. Four schools participated in the program in 2015-2016, which provides K-12 students and educators with hands-on learning experiences through an on-site 1.2 kilowatt photovoltaic system that converts sunlight into electric power with an accompanying training and curriculum on harnessing solar energy!

Applications are being accepted through April 28, 2017 in areas serviced by Dominion Virginia Power.

“We are very pleased to build on the success of our Solar for Schools pilot,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. “This year we are expanding the program’s reach to give more students and the public the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience with clean, renewable solar energy.” The Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources.

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