Creative Solar USA Installs Solar Panels On Roof Of Dade County High School

Monday, October 22, 2018

Creative Solar USA has completed its installation of a solar generation facility on the roof of Dade County High School.

A grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority helped pay the upfront cost of solar equipment that will extend the school’s energy conservation efforts. The 60-kilowatt installation is part of ongoing improvements that reduce energy, utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions in school operations. Earlier efforts included a new energy-efficient HVAC system for the school and LED lights, said Dr. Jan Harris, superintendent of Dade County Schools. 

Already, she said, savings from those efforts have helped to allow funds previously consumed by utility bills to be directed into other school needs.

“We’re hoping the solar panels will help reduce our [utility] cost even more,” she said. 

Dr. Harris said Dade County is proud to have the solar panels in place, and the team found the installation process to be a positive experience. 

Schools across the nation are on the forefront of solar energy adoption. Not only do the utility bill savings allow more resources to be devoted to classroom needs like supplies and teacher salaries, the solar technology provides inspiration to students for STEM subjects, said officials. 

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, about five percent of the nation’s schools now use solar energy. Across the U.S., more than 5,500 U.S. elementary, middle and high schools have deployed 910 megawatts of solar, enough to power 190,000 homes. 

Russell Seifert, CEO of Creative Solar USA, said he is proud to contribute to this dual-purpose infrastructure for schools in Georgia. 

“Schools are adopting solar because their mission is focused on creating a better future in every community,” said Mr. Seifert. “Today’s solar technology is better and more cost-effective than ever. As a company, Creative Solar USA supports STEM education and creating systems that provide meaningful savings and clean energy for decades.” 

For more information, visit www.creativesolarusa.com.  


Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. Attorneys Selected To 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers List

18 Miller & Martin Attorneys Selected To 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers And Rising Stars Lists

Attorneys Matt Brock And Garth Best Named Midsouth Rising Stars


Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. announced that Gary R. Patrick, Richard A. Schulman, Michael A. Anderson, John H. Templeton, and Jeremy M. Cothern have been selected by their peers ... (click for more)

Eighteen attorneys with Miller & Martin have been selected by their peers to the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Mid-South Rising Stars lists. 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers Donald J. ... (click for more)

Attorneys Matt Brock and Garth Best, partners at the law firm of Best Hayduk Brock PLLC, in Chattanooga, were named as “2018 Rising Stars” for the Midsouth region. The two attorneys shared space ... (click for more)


Business

Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. Attorneys Selected To 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers List

Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. announced that Gary R. Patrick, Richard A. Schulman, Michael A. Anderson, John H. Templeton, and Jeremy M. Cothern have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2018. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee are selected by the research ... (click for more)

18 Miller & Martin Attorneys Selected To 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers And Rising Stars Lists

Eighteen attorneys with Miller & Martin have been selected by their peers to the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Mid-South Rising Stars lists. 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers Donald J. Aho — Business Litigation Douglas Berry — Eminent Domain John R. Bode — Employment & Labor Mark W. Degler — Mergers & Acquisitions Roger W. Dickson — Business Litigation James ... (click for more)

Breaking News

City Council Considering Interim Ordinance Curbing Development Of Steep Slopes, Floodplains

The City Council is considering action soon on an interim ordinance curbing development of steep slopes and floodplains. The measure would limit development of slopes of 33 percent grade or more to 20 percent of those steep grades. It would allow no more than 51 percent of a floodplain to be developed. A large number of developers in the audience indicated they are strongly ... (click for more)

Chicago Drug Dealer Who Supplied Large Amount Of Heroin To Chattanooga Contacts Found Guilty By Federal Jury

A Chicago drug dealer who prosecutors said supplied a large amount of heroin to sources in Chattanooga was found guilty by a federal jury in Chattanooga on Tuesday. James Silas, 50, was convicted of conspiring to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. Sentencing is set for April 24 at 2 p.m. by Judge Curtis Collier, who presided over the trial. Based on a prior drug ... (click for more)

Opinion

Thanks To First Volunteer Bank

Thank you to the Highway 58 branch of First Volunteer Bank. On behalf of the Ernie Pyle Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, I would like to express our appreciation to the manager and staff of the HIghway 58 Branch of First Volunteer Bank for putting on a Veterans Day lunch in the lobby of your bank on Friday, Nov. 9. It was a cold and rainy day and Army, Marines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s A Racist Thing

Being a child of the South, I’ve marveled at our funny sayings for all of my life. I’ve been at a football game and heard a disgruntled fan in the stands say of his team’s quarterback, “That boy couldn’t play dead in a cowboy movie.” I’ve been at the Sunday supper table and heard, “I’m of a mind each one of his sermons is better than the next.” And I’ve sat in a Saturday morning ... (click for more)