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Canoga Park School gets solar panels

April 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Canoga Park High School has become the first school in the Department of Water & Power's coverage area to have clean renewable solar power. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the DWP were at the school Thursday to help launch the new system.

Once installed, the solar panels are expected to generate as much as 35 percent of the school's electrical needs. Most of those panels will be installed by July.

Over the next six months, six other schools within the LAUSD will have solar panels installed including: Ann Street Elementary School, Banning High School, Edward R. Roybal Learning Center, El Dorado Elementary School, Francis Polytechnic Senior High School and Grover Cleveland High School. Solar panels will also be installed at the LAUSD Local District 5 offices.

The solar panel installation is part of the LAUSD's effort to reduce energy and water consumption by 10% by 2012.

For more information, visit http://www.laschools.org/ or http://mo.laschools.org/fis/existing-facilities/sustainability/


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