Catholic high school in Oregon gets solar panels

April 5, 2010
System expected to supply 10 to 20 percent of power needed at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
From The Portland Oregonian: La Salle Catholic College Preparatory in Milwaukie, Ore.,has installed a solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the school's 116,400-square-foot building. The black, thin-film solar panels were funded and are owned by FutureSource Capital Corp., a subsidiary of the North Dakota-based energy and transportation infrastructure company MDU Resources, but the school will have the option of purchasing the system in six years. The 98-kilowatt system should provide about 10 to 20 percent of the school's power. If the school purchases the system, the estimates point to $10,000 to $15,000 in energy savings each year. The school pays about $75,000 for power annually.

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