Solar Panels at Wellesley Middle School

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We Wellesley High School students propose that the Town of Wellesley install solar panels on the roof of Wellesley Middle School. 

  • Switching to solar power could significantly benefit the environment. In the 2015-2016 school year, WMS used 1,209,960 kWH of energy, equal to more than $150,000.
  • We could save water and trees while reducing carbon emissions just by making the switch. 
  • Based on the kWH of energy WMS used last year, the school generated 1,338,215.76 pounds of CO2 emissions. That is equivalent to powering 64 homes a year.
  • By switching to solar energy we could reduce our CO2 emissions and save up to 7,000 trees in Wellesley. Wellesley is a tree city and we’ve spent $40,000 this year for new tree plantings. 
  • Switching to solar panels would save nearly 600,000 gallons of water a year. That much water could fill over 500 Olympic size swimming pools.

Wellesley has an opportunity both to help preserve the planet for future generations and to create a greener, more cost-efficient environment for the town itself. Please sign today!


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