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Bill would let 'Solar Schools' shine

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/01/09 @ 2:08pm

Ohio's 'Solar Schools' Bill (HB 113) would ease the way for public schools to install solar panels. It would clear important hurdles like allowing them to issue notes for renewable energy generation measures in the same manner as for energy conservation measures. It also extends from 15 to 30 years the time period by which the balance for installment contracts entered into by a board of education for energy conservation measures must be paid.

Green building coalitions from around the state are circulating a letter of support to sign and send to legislators.

"Ohio's solar schools bill will spur more demand to develop Ohio's solar energy industry," the letter states. "We strongly support this opportunity to grow Ohio's economy and put Ohioans back to work while making our state and our schools more energy independent."

  • Read an analysis of the bill here.
  • Read the letter to support the Solar Schools bill here.
  • Read more about Ohio's solar schools.

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