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Nick Janzen

Indiana Law Could Ruin Solar’s Future At Schools

Students build racking for 950 solar panels at the Lake Prairie Elementary School array. (Credit: Tri-Creek School Corporation)

Students build racking for 950 solar panels at the Lake Prairie Elementary School array. (Credit: Tri-Creek School Corporation)

More groups – from utilities to businesses and even schools — are investing in solar energy. Its popularity continues to go up, while costs go down. But a law passed earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly could spell trouble for the industry.

Take, for example, Tri-Creek School Corporation’s solar experiment.

As you drive down the county road toward Lowell Middle School, you might be surprised to see three or four football fields worth of solar panels hiding behind the corn fields.

“And, at the same time, it looks like the future,” Deb Howe, Tri-Creek School Corporation superintendent, says with laugh.

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