BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A group of students at the Kern High School District's Schuetz Career Center have come up aces thanks to Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Students in SCC's Able to Conserve Energy class were awarded a $2,500 PG&E Solar Schools grant. A PG&E official presented the ACE students their $2,500 check today at the school.
The funds will be used to build solar powered sheds and plant a school garden with vegetables and flowers on the SCC campus, according to the SCC teacher Tim Horton.
"The solar powered shed will provide an opportunity for my students to learn how solr energy is utilized form the sun to usable energy," said Horton. "The solar energy will power a light, and hopefully the watering system for the garden, along with an electrical outlet."
The grant was secured through the National Energy education Development program funded by PG&E.