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Featured Story

Solar Electric System Provides Emergency Power, Teaching Tool for Haines City High

COCOA, May 17, 2013 — Students, teachers and the community of Haines City will reap multiple benefits from the new 10,000-watt photovoltaic (PV) system at Haines City High School. The PV system with battery backup will provide emergency power during an outage, reduce daily electricity costs to the school, and serve as a learning resource.

Coordinated by UCF's Florida Solar Energy Center, the system, valued at $85,000, was the 85th PV system installed through the SunSmart Schools Emergency Shelter Program. Read More

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SunSmart Schools logoThe SunSmart Schools Program has worked to increase the deployment of solar energy systems to Florida schools and colleges, which has been funded through several grant awards.

The SunSmart E-Shelter Program provides 10kW photovoltaic systems with battery back-up to schools that are designated as emergency shelters.

Daily Performance Stats
for SunSmart E-Shelter Schools

Picture of an electrical plug. AC Energy Generated 2.055 MW
Picture of a piggy bank. Dollars Saved $246.60
Picture of a carbon-based power plant. Carbon Saved 33.78 Tons
Picture of a photovoltaic panel. No. of Schools Online 106



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EnergyWhiz Schools energy data is part of the SunSmart Schools E-Shelter Program, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, 2010-2012.