Federal Hocking Local Schools cuts ribbon on 700-kW solar project

Federal Hocking Local Schools are getting ready to cut the ribbon on a new solar installation that will offset 70% of the school’s annual energy use with renewable power. Students will “flip the switch” on a 700-kW solar system for the first time at the Federal Hocking Middle & High School campus on July 11. Federal Hocking Superintendent George Wood will speak at the event.

“Solar and renewable energy are the way of the future,” said George Wood. “But getting from here to there will take big actions by big organizations and institutions, like schools. Our district is a demonstration of what other districts can do.”

Attendees will be joined by Former Governor and clean energy advocate Ted Strickland and other local politicians. The event follows the recent appointment of Third Sun Solar’s CEO Michelle Greenfield, to the Governor’s Executive Workforce Development Board.

The array was built and installed by a partnership consisting of the installer, Third Sun Solar; New Resource Solutions, that structured the financing and Foundation Renewable Energy Company; and the system owner and operator.

“Third Sun Solar has installed solar on more than 70 schools, but this project is really exciting because it is right here in our community,” said Geoff Greenfield, president and co-founder “While the financial benefits to the school are very attractive, we believe that the benefits to our local economy, like the growing number of solar jobs, are also very important.”

Several installers on this project were students at Federal-Hocking High School and Joint Vocational School.

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