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Students shine during summer solar class

Posted: Friday, Aug 8th, 2014

Students from various area schools present their solar panel proposals Friday at Pajaro Valley High School at the close of the Summer Solar Academy. (Photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE — Working through their self-designed solar company, Pajaro Valley Unified School District high school students Fox Williams and Jailene Lazaro spent the past week designing an energy-saving solar project, complete with cost-savings estimates.

Their plans also included a comprehensive financing plan for the estimated $36,000 project, but it’s unlikely it will be needed. The fictional assignment was the culmination of the weeklong PVUSD Summer Solar Academy held at Cabrillo College’s Solari Center.

“All of it was really educational and informational,” said Lazaro, 16, who attends Aptos High School. “Coming here there was a lot I didn’t know, but there is a lot we can do to make the world a better place.”

For the complete article see the 08-09-2014 issue.

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