Amicalola EMC has partnered with Green Power EMC to introduce the SunPower program for schools in Amicalola EMC’s service area.
Green Power EMC’s ongoing initiative, Sun Power for Schools, educates students about renewable energy and its impact on the environment. Amicalola EMC is a non-profit electric cooperative serving over 46,000 members in part of ten northwest Georgia counties including Lumpkin.
Lumpkin County High School Chosen for Solar Panel Education Program
Amicalola EMC has chosen Lumpkin County High School to participate in the Sun Power for Schools® program, the first statewide academic program to showcase the benefits of solar energy. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday, November 14 on the grounds of Lumpkin County High School, where a solar panel has been installed.
Amicalola EMC, working jointly with Green Power EMC (the EMC’s statewide renewable energy program), partnered with Lumpkin High to install a 1 kW grid-tied photovoltaic system to harness the energy from the sun and provide on-line data monitoring to the classroom. Educators at the school recently attended a training session and are ready to incorporate this program into their classrooms.