Stanwich wins Solarize Greenwich Contest

Stanwich School students helped spread the word about solar energy’s benefits and their hard work has paid off as they’re taking home the award for the town’s Solarize Greenwich contest.

Students in Stanwich’s grades four through six recently gathered to brainstorm ideas to generate solar energy awareness.

In collaboration, the students came up with 12 presentations, with a student-written song Solar Energy as their final entry.

The song, set to the tune of We Will Rock You, won the competition for Stanwich fourth graders William Plummer, Caroline Bennett and Eliza Stein, fifth graders Lulu Brauer, Declan Long and Mark Levitov and sixth graders Cameron Paradiso, Blake Newcome and Kirsty Winn.

In collaboration with Renewable Resources, Inc., the town of Greenwich selected Stanwich School as the winner of the town-wide Solarize Greenwich contest, awarding the school a 10 panel 2.45 KW solar photovoltaic array system, courtesy of Renewable Resources.

Head of Stanwich School Paul Geise expressed his pride about the win, saying “Stanwich is thrilled to receive this solar system and add it to our STEM efforts.

The panels, along with the online analytic monitoring device, will serve as outstanding instructional tools to help our children be ever more mindful stewards of our precious planet.”

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