Solar Panels at Skyview High with More to Come
MTN News reports that Billings Heights’ Skyview High School has installed two solar panels on the campus grounds. Billings School District 2 facility director Scott Reiter said they’re very serious about energy consumption and conservation in the district, and Skyview is the largest user of electricity, which is why they were chosen. Reiter said the District has since received a grant for solar at Senior High School as well. According to an SD2 economic analysis, the total cost of the installation is just under $150,000, and the analysis predicts that the solar panels will save around $390,000 in energy costs over thirty years. The grant being used for the installation of solar panels at Billings’ Senior High School is $50,000, and the project is already underway. SD2 has already achieved approximately $6.5 million in energy conservation since 2008.