Powerful education

Mountain View Montessori became the 15th GreenPower school in Nevada in November. The school now features a photovoltaic solar power system and wind turbine. As their own hands-on science lesson, students and teachers can study the system’s energy production, weather system and historical data. A program through Desert Research Institute, Sierra Pacific and Nevada Power, GreenPower uses donations from utility customers and businesses to create renewable energy demonstrations at Nevada schools. Other GreenPower schools in Northern Nevada include Traner, Mendive and Carson City middle schools.