Courtesy of Sarah Stern-Benoit
Los Altos School District Trustee Jessica Speiser, center, cuts the ribbon May 24 at a ceremony marking the official launch of the solar panels installed at Oak Avenue School.
The sun wasn’t out, but it didn’t matter – the ribbon cutting on the new solar array at Oak Avenue School made it a successful day for solar.
The ceremony marked the official start of the panels, but the systems installed at the nine Los Altos School District campuses were already producing electricity. According to Jeff Baier, district superintendent, the system is expected to offset $175,000 annually for the district, funds that can go toward the schools rather than the power company.