Program bringing solar panels to Utah schools

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The state is using stimulus money to help schools go green. Monday, state and federal officials launched the Solar for Schools energy program at Hillside Middle School in Salt Lake City.

The program is aimed at educating teachers and students about energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Gill Sperlin, with the U.S. Department of Energy, said, "It's so many wins, it's hard to imagine. It's all about improving our environment, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, creating jobs through a clean energy economy. And with schools, it's about educating."

As part of the program, solar panels will be installed at 73 schools across 41 school districts in Utah.

Hillside Middle School in Salt Lake City

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