Birmingham’s first “solar powered school” – The Altamont School

As reported on Bham Now on February 17, 2017

Altamont School Birmingham Alabama
Solar array installation at The Altamont School is the first at middle/high school in Birmingham – Photo provided to Bham Now by The Altamont School

The Altamont School is about to become Birmingham’s first “solar powered school.”

For the past week, Eagle Solar and Light, a local solar power systems company, has been installing a multi-paneled solar array alongside the school’s track.

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Going Solar in Alabama

by Elizabeth Scribner, Solar-Powered Homeowner

As of this moment, I am relaxing in a 72-degree living room, courtesy of the hot sun baking outside, as a solar-powered air-conditioning unit and solar-powered central fan expertly deliver cool air throughout my house.   With the sun as our primary power source, watching TV in the evening or making coffee in the morning have become truly guilt-free pleasures as we produce more energy than we need without the worry of spewing harmful toxins into the air or contaminating precious drinking water with coal waste.
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