Solar panels continue to work during school closure

OMAHA -- Duchesne Academy’s solar panels are generating electricity at the highest output since their installation in 2019.
 
Last month, the panels produced the most electricity since they were installed. Their production in April is on pace to be even higher at 400kWh. The panels are most efficient during longer, cooler days.
 
Duchesne’s power use has dropped significantly since closing in March due to the persistent community spread of COVID-19 but the panels are powering some crucial equipment in the school’s DREAM lab. Electricity from the panels help to power the FloraFelt Garden wall and a large tank used to grow trout which will be released into a local lake. 
 
Duchesne solar panel electricity generating stats