At Monticello High School, McAuliffe touts solar panels, energy plan

Gov. Terry McAuliffe attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning for a new solar panel installation at Monticello High School, taking the time to announce updates to his energy plan.

In Albemarle County, there are now six public schools, including Monticello High, that will receive a portion of its energy from solar-panel installations on their rooftops as part of a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Energy for America Program, according to a news release from the USDA. These systems are expected to generate enough electricity to power 125 homes.

The other five schools are Albemarle High, Greer Elementary, Brownsville Elementary, Baker-Butler Elementary and Sutherland Middle schools.

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