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4 Virginia schools to participate in pilot solar program

This image provided by the Education Department shows part of a new web page that will help students choose the right college. Sharply scaling back plans for a government-run college rating system, President Barack Obama is now trumpeting a redesigned online tool that will give students and their parents information about costs, student loans and other data to help them choose among the nation’s colleges and universities. (Education Department via AP)

This image provided by the Education Department shows part of a new web page that will help students choose the right college. Sharply scaling back plans for a government-run college rating system, President Barack Obama is now trumpeting a redesigned online tool that will give students and their parents information about costs, student loans and other data to help them choose among the nation’s colleges and universities. (Education Department via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four public schools in Virginia have been selected to participate in a pilot solar education program.

The Dominion Foundation’s Solar for Schools program will provide each school with a 1-kilowatt system that converts sunlight into electricity. The schools also will receiveeducational materials and technical support.

Schools participating in the program are: Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School in Fishersville, Goochland High School in Goochland, Landstown High School in VirginiaBeach and T. Clay Wood Elementary School in Prince William County.

The Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources. Dominion says in a news release that the solar installations will be completed this fall.

 

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