The York Energy Efficiency Committee (yorkgoesgreen.org) and the York Schools Department wrote and won a grant from Efficiency Maine to put 40 solar panels on the roof of the York Middle School in the spring of 2013. The panels will generate enough green electricity to offset the MLTI student laptop/ipad program - more than 300 machines in all.
Following installation over the summer, the students were welcomed back to school with a "plug-in" ceremony celebrating the symbolic launch of the array with many invited guests including Senator Angus King, who signed the MLTI program into law when he was governor. In this video, YEEC Chairman Eric Hopkins speaks to the students about energy, climate change, and the importance of "doing something". He also formally dedicates the array to the memory of Cynthia Raymond, a longtime York philanthropist and founding member of the York Energy Efficiency Committee.
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