Solar Panels

Last year our solar panel team made a lot of progress. They started off the year by getting a small, three panel solar array that acted as a proof of concept project. They have entered in a solar panel competition for schools and came up with a plan and a proposal of what it would take to build a large solar array on the roof of Pioneer. They worked with an industry professional in order to make sure all of the proper steps are taken. This included evaluating Pioneer’s energy use and how much clean energy could be contributed from the installation of solar panels. They received an honorable mention in the competition even though they didn't win. They are working with the school as well as the Ann Arbor Energy Commission to try to get the solar panels funded and implemented! This year we are continuing our research and efforts to fulfill our goal to have Pioneer one day run on renewable energy.

Contact group leader Lizzie Williams for more information