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Albemarle Students Present on Commitment to Renewable Energy

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Some Albemarle County middle school students are showing off their commitment to renewable energy.

Wednesday night, teachers and students from Henley Middle School made a presentation to the Sierra Club about how wind and solar power have become a part of their instructional program.

After three years of fundraising on its own, the school received a $211,000 grant to install solar panels, a wind turbine, and monitoring equipment.

Susan Guerrant, Henley Middle School environmental coordinator, said, "Everyone talks about energy independence, but it is with an eye toward renewables, that's how we're going to realize that energy independence. And Virginia has vast resources for wind and solar, so it's great to sort of have them have some hands-on experience and have it right there at their own school."

The grant came from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy.

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