Highlands School Adds Outdoor Solar Classroom

Highlands 8th grade students work with Eagle Solar and Light to design and construct a solar-powered outdoor classroom on the Highlands campus

Last year, Highlands hosted its semi-annual auction to raise funds for exciting new projects and additions to the Highlands campus. One target project was a solar powered outdoor classroom at the center of the campus. As part of the 2016-2017 8th grade Environmental Science class, students worked with Middle School Science Teacher, Sam Kindervater to design the outdoor classroom. (more…)

With potential solar energy boom on the horizon, Alabama lags behind

by Dennis Pillion, The Birmingham News

The rooftop solar industry has been booming nationwide in recent years, but that growth is not taking shape equally in all states. While Georgia now has a solar installation industry that employs 2,900 people, central and south Alabama has barely scraped up enough residential solar customers to make a football team.

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