RANTOUL — A Rantoul Township Excessive Faculty board committee will hear a presentation that might result in the development of a solar-energy challenge on the college.
Superintendent Scott Amerio mentioned the committee will meet Thursday with an organization that can make a proper presentation on the $970,000 challenge.
At its Dec. 12 assembly, the board heard a much less formal presentation of the challenge, however members had some questions, together with whether or not the district’s insurance coverage provider would cowl it.
If accepted, the photo voltaic tools will probably be positioned on the east facet of the varsity.
Along with the photo voltaic panels, the challenge will embody the set up of a membrane over the present roof.
“That is the place we might count on to see the largest financial savings,” Amerio mentioned. “Now we have 5 to seven extra years of life on that roof. We have to substitute that quickly. That may be an $850,000 challenge in itself. “
The white membrane helps to mirror daylight in direction of the photo voltaic panels.
Amerio mentioned there are a number of credit that can assist pay for the challenge – one for $250,000 and one for $100,000. He mentioned a federal aggressive grant is obtainable that the district can apply for in partnership with Rantoul Metropolis Faculties and Thomasboro Grade Faculty.
The following college board assembly is on January 9.