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Samuel Staples School In Easton Goes Green With 950 Solar Panels

State Rep. John Shaban was part of Samuel Staples Elementary School's ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new solar panels.
State Rep. John Shaban was part of Samuel Staples Elementary School's ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new solar panels. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTON, Conn. -- Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton recently celebrated its new distinction as the state's largest grounded solar farm.

The school's solar panels will produce nearly half of the school's electricity needs, and ranks Easton as a pre-eminent Clean Energy Community.

The 950 panels were installed with the aid of state funding, along with a collaboration between the town's Clean Energy Task Force, United Illuminating Co., Connecticut Green Bank, the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), NorthEast Energy Design and Solutions (NEEDS), Bella Energy and Easton's school board and administrators.

State Rep. John Shaban was part of the school's solar panel ribbon-cutting ceremony.

"As the Republican House leader on the Environment Committee, I was honored to be part of the ceremony, especially because it celebrates a project in one of my towns," he said.

For more information on the solar panels that were earned through the clean energy program at Samuel Staples Elementary School, click here .

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