See How Solar Panels Benefitted Teachers’ Salaries

Batesville, Arkansas is a small, rural town with tight school budgets. Teacher salaries were the lowest in the state, and many were leaving the county to work elsewhere.

Not any more! The installation of approximately 1,500 solar panels saved the school district about $600,000 in utility costs: An un-used field contains hundreds of ground-mount solar grids and multiple solar carports were installed near the buildings.

The utility cost savings were so significant to the bottom line that teachers received raises and bonuses. Now there are fewer resignations—and an influx in teacher resumés.

CHECK OUT THE FULL STORY BELOW, courtesy of CBS This Morning


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