At Green Power Solar Schools, students have an opportunity to power classrooms and learning using a solar power system. Through a partnership with the Bamberg Board of Public Works, the Richard Carroll Elementary School is equipped with a 2 kilowatt solar power system and solar array panel that produces electricity from the sun’s rays.
“The way we use energy is going to play an extremely important role … in meeting our state’s needs,” said Lonnie Carter, president and chief executive officer of Santee Cooper.
“This investment here at the Richard Carroll Elementary School as a green power solar school is part of that important future investment in renewable energy in our state. What this solar panel is doing is taking energy from the sun and transforming it into electricity in a form we can use,” he said.