2018-05-16 / Front Page

DCSC celebrates Solar Fields completion

The Delphi Community School Corporation celebrated the completion of the two innovative solar fields which model energy stewardship and provide utility savings across the corporation Monday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The largest of the fields provides energy to the High and Middle schools with 3,960 panels and is located to the south of the two buildings. The second provides energy to the Transportation Garage and the Elementary School with 1,204 panels. The corporation secured a 20-year loan for the project. Each panel is expected to have a life of 30 to 35 years. Elementary School teacher Addie Marvin said she uses the National Energy Education Development (N.E.E.D.) Curriculum which provides comprehensive objective information and activities on the energy sources which fuel the country. She said students participate in activities which give them a hands-on learning experience using the corporation’s solar farms. Marvin advised students understand how all types of weather influence the collection of solar power, among other things. Pictured participating in the ribbon-cutting are, left to right: DCSC Superintendent Greg Briles, Board member Chris Nipple, Middle School Principal Sarah Gustin, Corporation Treasurer Allison Everette, Board President Steve Myer, Board members Gil Smith, Kent Sales, Kirk Schwarzkopf, and Neal Anderson, Elementary School Interim Principal Bill Shidler, Board member Bill Trueblood, Elementary Teacher Addie Marvin and Delphi Mayor Shane Evans. Comet photo by Debbie Lowe

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