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VVSD 365U receives ComEd rebate for solar panels

VVSD Superintendent of Schools James A. Mitchem Jr. accepts a rebate check for $478,528 from ComEd vice president of energy acquisition Scott Vogt for the installation of solar panels on five VVSD schools. Also appearing in the photo are VVSD assistant superintendent of administrative services Gary Grizaffi (from left), VVSD Board of Education president Steve Quigley and ComEd account manager Krystin Gilbert.
VVSD Superintendent of Schools James A. Mitchem Jr. accepts a rebate check for $478,528 from ComEd vice president of energy acquisition Scott Vogt for the installation of solar panels on five VVSD schools. Also appearing in the photo are VVSD assistant superintendent of administrative services Gary Grizaffi (from left), VVSD Board of Education president Steve Quigley and ComEd account manager Krystin Gilbert.

Valley View Community Unit School District 365U Superintendent of Schools James A. Mitchem Jr. recently accepted a rebate check for $478,528 from ComEd vice president of energy acquisition Scott Vogt for the installation of solar panels on five VVSD schools.

VVSD earned the rebate for its commitment to solar energy and by applying to ComEd’s distributed generation program which encourages commercial and industrial customers to develop and use sources of renewable energy.

The panels are capable of producing enough electricity to meet about half of the electricity needs at each of the five schools. VVSD has also realized an estimated energy cost savings of approximately $600,000 since the solar panels became operational, said Michael Lopez, VVSD director of facility operations.

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