Liberty Elementary Principal Chris Anderson, recently flipped the switch on the new 30 kilowatt solar energy power system that has been installed at the school.
The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority helped provide funding for the project with a $127,000 solar power grant.
In addition, this system will provide opportunities for students across the district to learn how energy works and help to make renewable energy an everyday experience.
“We are excited to get these solar power systems in place in our schools. They not only help us to save money on electrical costs, but also provide STEM learning opportunities for our students,” said Dr. Franklin Perry, superintendent of schools.
It is estimated that this system will save the Liberty County School System around $6,000 yearly in energy costs.