featured $2 million solar project moving along at WHS Sep 4, 2019 Sep 4, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save By Shawn ByrneEditor/PhotographerSolar angels have smiled down on Wickenburg High School.Arizona Public Service (APS) awarded Wickenburg Unified School District with a $2 million grant to install a solar system on the campus at the high school.The district expects to save about $1, 500 a month on its electric bill, and another plus is that about 12 rows of parking at WHS will be offering shade from the solar installation.“We’re blessed to have this in Wickenburg,” Howard Carlson, WUSD superintendent, told the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce Education Committee on Aug. 27. “I think it will save us about $1,500 a month, but that’s not official.”One of the most frequent questions the district gets asked is whether the energy from the solar system will be used to power the district’s schools. It won’t be used to do that, but it will provide credits to the WUSD electric bill.There is one complication on the horizon, but everyone involved is hopeful it’ll be resolved when the project is complete. The project is expected to be completed by the end of October, but the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts has The Bellamy Brothers scheduled Nov. 7.“We don’t want construction interfering with that,” Carlson said. “APS is overseeing the project, but there is a contractor.”Harmon Electric out of Phoenix is doing the construction. The family-owned company has been in business since 1975.Another advantage of the grant and solar system project is that APS will monitor and maintain the system for 20 years.The grant is part of APS’s Schools and Government Program. More than 300 schools have had solar systems installed through the program and has provided students a chance to learn about renewable energy.The cost benefits can be substantial. Washington Elementary School District in the Phoenix-Glendale area “has saved more than $18 million since 2008,” according to APS’s website. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Latest News Brush Fire on OX Ranch Water: Test well may answer many questions The DCWM Insider: Cox Family Friday event Camp Imagination goes virtual Absenteeism is not leadership Observing local politics at work Hospital provides kindness, care Stepping out to protect rights Most Popular Articles Images Videos Commented Articles1 dead, 1 injured in US 93 crash north of WickenburgBrush Fire on OX RanchCOVID-19 Update: Five test positive at WCH; town backs off enforcement; facilities reopenTown now butt of national criticism due to ignorancePolice ReportCOVID-19 Five confirmed cases; Town backs off after gov reverses stanceWater: Test well may answer many questionsBrush fire contained near WickenburgDiane Lee BellTown declines to file against 3 businesses that defied governor’s orders Images Videos CommentedSorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles.