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HEC looking to add subscribers to new Friendly City Solar Program

More than 150 Harrisonburg Electric Commission customers have signed up to purchase solar energy through the utility’s new Friendly City Solar Program, the HEC board learned Tuesday.

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HHS students get head start on learning about solar energy

Students in the Governor’s STEM Academy at Harrisonburg High School got a sneak peek recently at how solar panels on Bluestone Elementary School will help them with future research projects.

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Harrisonburg nonprofit looking to expand solar’s reach across Virginia

A Harrisonburg nonprofit wants to expand its efforts to make rooftop solar systems affordable to low-income homebuyers across Virginia.

Although slightly remote, new charging station offers glimpse of off-the-grid future

Harrisonburg’s first off-the-grid vehicle charging station is a little out of the way — but a sunny preview of what’s to come, environmentalists say.

In a school featuring ‘stewardship’ learning, solar array will be the newest teaching tool

Shortly after Bluestone Elementary School opened in 2017, third grade students buried milk containers on the school grounds.

Partnership offers a path to homeownership and sustainable energy

Charly Ngeleka spent his Friday afternoon on a scaffold, lifting solar panels up to the installation team on the roof. He and another half-dozen volunteers were working on a partially-finished duplex in Harrisonburg, one being built by the Central Valley Habitat for Humanity. When completed, it’ll become Ngeleka’s home.

Harrisonburg’s school district prepares for first step in Bluestone Elementary solar project

Contractors interested in designing, building and maintaining a solar array on the roof of Bluestone Elementary School have one more week to submit their qualifications to Harrisonburg City Schools.

Group draws on others’ lessons as they suggest updating Rockingham’s solar farm ordinance

Because being first is not always best, a committee reviewing and proposing updates to Rockingham County’s solar farm ordinance is happy to draw on the experience of other communities.

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