Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation will receive a $25,000 grant from the Solar Moonshot Program to support the Solar On Eau Claire Schools
The grant will match all gifts made through October 9, finalizing the funds
needed for the project’s costs.
Installation is expected to be complete in November, with permission to turn on expected for December. Once turned on, the arrays’ performance will be incorporated into the STEM curriculum at the two high schools, as well as expose students to career opportunities in the environmental and solar industries.
In addition, the arrays will save the school district approximately $20,000 per year in utility costs. Superintendent Mike Johnson shared enthusiasm for the project and its impact on the district’s schools. “We are so grateful for this grant and its investment in moving our project across the finish line,” Johnson said. “Solar on Eau Claire Schools will have a profound impact in our students’ STEM education, as well as serve as a catalyst
toward ECASD’s sustainability goals.”