A school in Sedgwick County could save $30,000 per year in electricity.
Maize High School Physics and Chemistry teacher Stan Bergkamp says he wants to leave the earth better than he found it and to leave a legacy in which his students can be excited.
He's doing is part by raising money to install solar panels on the school. The project will cost about $385,000, but comes with a long-term energy savings, Bergkamp says.
He says the solar panels can power a large portion of the school and will be the equivalent of taking Maize High School off the grid for about 40 years.
Construction can start once the project raises $100,000. Bergkamp says the goal is to have all of that money raised by the end of the summer.
If you'd like to donate to the Maize Solar Initiative, you can do so