Solarize Greenwich launches school contest

FI-hot-sunStudents in the town’s public and private elementary schools will be reaching for the stars in a contest hosted by Solarize Greenwich that aims to educate children on the benefits of solar energy.

The winning school will receive a 2.45 kilowatt solar system.

Solarize Greenwich is a program the town is offering in partnership with Renewable Resources, Inc. and the state of Connecticut. It is a limited time program aimed at increasing the number of solar systems on residential properties in Greenwich.

To help promote the program, Renewable Resources will donate a solar photovoltaic system to one elementary school in town. The package will include equipment, labor and all permitting. Also included will be an online monitoring system which can be used as an educational tool for students to see real-time and historical power generation of the solar array.

To participate in the contest, schools will create an entry illustrating why they believe that solar energy is good for their school and/or the community. Entries are due by December 20 and will be judged by a panel from Renewable Resources and school administrators.

The winner will be announced in January. A full description of the contest and rules can be found at

For more information contact Renewable Resources directly at 203-204-6891 or visit

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