Northumberland school officials seek proposals on solar power

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

The Northumberland school board is investigating the possibility of powering schools with solar energy.

Board members voted unanimously, 4-0, on Monday to post a request for proposals (RFP) soliciting companies interested in partnering with the district to create a solar farm to power Northumberland schools through a solar power purchase agreement.

Members Betty Christopher, Gayle Sterrett, Dana O’Bier and Gerald Howard voted in favor of a motion to create the RFP. Board member Mary Hooper was absent.

Through solar power purchase agreements, hosts like Northumberland County schools agree to provide the land….