More solar panels are being added to Parkway schools. Take a look at the recent solar power dedication event at Pierremont Elementary School.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Parkway School District is holding a solar panel dedication Tuesday at Pierremont Elementary School in Manchester.
The Parkway School District provided the following details of the dedication ceremony in a news release. WHO: The Parkway School District, Brightergy and hundreds of elementary students wearing orange sunglasses. WHAT: The dedication of Parkway's 825-kilowatt solar-energy system, installed as 25-kilowatt systems across 33 buildings throughout the district. Parkway is the first to adopt solar energy across the district, making the district-wide system the largest rooftop solar project in the state. WHEN: Tuesday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Pierremont Elementary (gymnasium), 1215 Dauphine Lane, Manchester, MO 63011, School number (314) 415-6600 WHY: Parkway Schools' future is so bright, they've gotta wear shades! Students will don …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Town and Country is considering putting a solar panel ordinance in place, but some are concerned the current plan makes the process to difficult for homeowners looking to go green.
As previously reported by Patch, the City of Town and Country is considering an ordinance that would put guidelines in place for residents who want to install solar energy systems. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) The decison to do so stemmed from past issues of solar panel installation in Town and Country and the lack of a city ordinance pertaining to solar energy systems. The is city "supportive of the systems" so the planning and zoning commission worked closely with Town and Country Planning Director Sharon Rothmel, to develop a proposed city ordinance to give residents some direction of what is permitted so they have guidelines to follow in the future. "This community encourages the use …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
With the increasing popularity of solar panels, the City of Town and Country is creating a city ordinance so residents have guidelines to follow.
Past issues of solar panel installation in Town and Country and the lack of a city ordinance pertaining to solar energy systems, has the City of Town and Country putting a plan in place. Members of the Town and Country Planning and Zoning Commission have been working to develop a proposed city ordinance regarding solar panels. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) "We're supportive of the systems. What we're wanting to do is give residents some direction of what is permitted so they have guidelines to follow," Alderman Fred-Meyland Smith tells Town and Country - Manchester Patch. He also sits on the planning and zoning commission and said he worked closely with commissioners Dennis Bolazina and Gary …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The Parkway School District will install more than 3,200 solar panels beginning August 20 with Barretts Elementary School in Manchester.
In May, the Parkway School Board voted unanimously to move forward with a plan to install 33 buildings with solar panels. Parkway students head back to class Tuesday and the installation of the solar panels is expected to take place over the next four to six months. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) As previously reported by Patch, Parkway is leasing the solar energy, or photovoltaic, system from Brightergy Solar Solutions for $72,300 a year, over 20 years. The panels will generate energy for electricity, according to the district. "It will save the district $14,194 the first year and has no up front installation cost," Parkway School District Spokesperson Cathy Kelly tells Patch. She said savings could reach more…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The configuration would be the largest statewide.
Thirty-three buildings, in the Parkway School District , will be outfitted with solar panels to generate energy for electricity, after a unanimous school board vote Wednesday night on a bid. "It's a win-win-win," Board President Beth Feldman said just prior to the vote. The Parkway District would lease the solar energy—or photovoltaic—system from Brightergy for $72,300 a year, over 20 years. The energy generated and converted would be 2.2 percent of the district's total annual electric use, according to Erik Lueders, the district's manager of sustainability and purchasing. (Check out our Facebook page and be sure to "like" us.) According to district information, each of the 25 kilowatt systems atop the building would have a monitoring …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Manchester officials consider installing more solar panels while Town and Country aldermen draft a new bill regarding residential use of solar power.
From his office window in city hall, Ed Blattner, Manchester's city administrator, looks at an eight-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on the rooftop of the public works garage. "Maybe some day, solar power will have a bigger role in all of our lives," said Blattner, who has been an advocate for solar power in the city. At the last board of alderman meeting, Blattner invited Dane Glueck, president of Straight Up Solar, a solar-power installation company, to give a presentation about the possibilities of installing more solar panels to city buildings. They would be installed on the rooftops of the police station's carports, therefore reducing the cost of the police department's electric bills. The police facility was built in 2009. Both …