Friday, February 21, 2020

Webinar: Building the Solar Schools of the Future, Today

Monday, February 24th, at 10:00AM  PST

Why do we make solar schools appear to be so daunting?

The conversations surrounding solar schools and more generally responses to climate change give the impression that implementing renewable energy on a massive scale is a daunting, if not impossible challenge. This at least is the impression from reviewing media and social media. My question is why do we approach the task of reorienting our economy in general and implementing solar schools and other facilities with this bias? Are solar implementation and financial analysis of renewable energy systems that complicated and too expensive to implement on a mass scale?

My response is a resounding no.  The webinar, based on my book, The Inevitable Solar School: Building the Sustainable Schools of the Future, Today (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), describes solar schools at or approaching zero energy that are being built at construction costs equal to or below regional cost average. These schools then have lower operating costs.The webinar provides examples of school solar financial analysis and implementation that should be ordinary and must become routine if we are to battle climate change on a mass scale. 

To register email Gabrielle Temple at