Tuesday is the ribbon cutting for the new 340-kilowatt solar array at the Riverview School in Glenwood Springs.
The new system will cover all of the school’s energy use. The district received funding through the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District and CORE, a local energy non-profit.
Principal Adam Volek says renewable energy is consistent with the school’s focus on environmental stewardship. It’s important, he says, for the school to practice what it preaches.
"We actually do what we ask our kids to do," he said.
Several students will present on what solar energy means to their lives. The event starts at 11:30 a.m..