Hamilton Southeastern Schools flipped the switch on two solar arrays in 2019.
The 4,800 panels power three schools — Sand Creek Elementary, Sand Creek Intermediate and HSE Intermediate and Junior High — and are expected to save $300,000 per year in utility costs.
An educational event at Sand Creek Elementary School on April 17 will give community members the opportunity to learn more about the school's decision to go solar.
“It will allow folks to check out those panels, see them in action. Hear from representatives from Hamilton Southeastern about why they decided to invest in solar and how the solar investment is saving them money,” Zach Schalk, of Solar United Neighbors, said.
Schalk said there is a thriving solar market in Indiana.
“We have enough sunshine to keep out grass green, grow all that corn and soybeans so there is no reason we can’t harvest some of that sunshine to pay for our electric bills with some of that solar power.”
The event also will include a Solar Oven Design Challenge where students make their own solar ovens.