Plano Sr. High School
Where: Plano, TX
Dedication Date: December 19, 2013
Donation Type: Solar Electric
Size: 6 kW
Claim to Fame: First Solar School in Plano I.S.D.
A two-time National Blue Ribbon School, and a Texas Exemplary School, PSHS has a long history of academic excellence and innovative programs. And now thanks to a $20,000 donation from the Sun Club, the grounds of the campus also features a pole-mounted 6-kilowatt solar array. Not only will it help reduce the school's energy bill and environmental footprint, but thanks to a robust monitoring system donated by the Pecan Street Inc., the array will be also be utilized in the classroom, too.
"Our students will be able to track and analyze their own energy use at the school and see the impact of the solar panels in real time and see the benefits of solar energy and energy conservation,” said Mark Yoder, AP Environmental Systems teacher at Plano Senior High School.“We're hopeful that any changes we can make in the students' thinking here will have a compounding influence in the community after they leave here."