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Plumas Charter School debuts solar install at back-to-school night

Plumas Charter School’s Quincy Learning Center celebrated the installation of its new 55-kilowatt solar system with a ribbon-cutting ceremony during a back-to-school-night bash Aug. 24. PCS public relations specialist Rachel Goings reports that PCS partnered with Grid Alternatives and RE-volv for the planning, installation, and completion of the solar project.

RE-volv is a leading renewable-energy nonprofit organization, said Goings. The organization financed the solar system through a zero-down power purchase agreement. RE-volv will pay for the full cost of the system and manage its operations and maintenance. “This solar system will help power the school with clean energy for years to come,” said Zoe Vedova, RE-volv communications coordinator.

PCS Executive Director Taletha Washburn and representatives from Grid Alternatives and RE-volv addressed a crowd of students and their families during the event. They spoke about the significance of solar energy and celebrated the project as a collaborative milestone in sustainable energy.

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Before and after the ribbon cutting, families were invited to visit their student’s classroom, chat with teachers and staff members, tour the school, and learn more about community programs at the booths in the courtyard. Goings reports that many students took this opportunity to catch up with classmates while playing yard games and enjoying a hot-dog dinner provided by Mountain Valley Parents Club, the PCS parent-teacher organization.

Members of the Plumas Charter School Quincy kindergarten and first-grade team enjoy the Quincy Fire Department’s fire truck during back-to-school night. From left: Inge Stock, Rhiannon Brooks, Joiandrea McKenzie, and Tina Thorman. Photo courtesy Plumas Charter School

Additional details about the PCS solar project can be found at Learn more about PCS at

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