My Solar School contest deadline approaches for students to complete plan to install solar system at their Michigan school

Rick Snyder, Governor
Anne Armstrong Cusack, Acting Director

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Students in grades 6 to 12 have until March 30 to enter

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) today said there’s still time for Michigan students in grades six to 12 to participate in the My Solar School contest. To enter, student teams must submit, by March 30, a study for installing a solar system at their school, along with a short video outlining their vision.

Winning schools will be announced at the Michigan Earth Day Festival in Rochester, Mich. in April.

“The Michigan Agency for Energy is proud to be a sponsor of this contest,” said MAE Acting Executive Director Anne Armstrong Cusack. “The contest gives students a chance to learn about solar energy and how it can lower energy bills at their school. All participants will see first-hand how renewable energy is an important part of Michigan’s energy future.”

Winning schools must match funds provided by the Michigan Energy Office (MEO) and others to move forward with their projects.

The contest is sponsored by the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor and the U.S. Green Building Council Detroit Region, in partnership with the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association in Dimondale, EcoWorks in Detroit and the MEO, which is part of MAE.

Visit the My Solar Schools website for more information.

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