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Truman students continue a solar legacy

Students at Harry S. Truman High School in Levittown recently boosted their environmental legacy by funding an addition to the solar energy system at the school.

The school’s Environmental Club raised $2,600 to expand the existing 12 solar panels to a total of 20.

Just as they did in 2017, the group raised the funds partly through hosting hazardous waste collections, itself a significantly positive impact on the local environment.

Exact Solar, of Yardley, provided both sets of solar panels at cost and donated the company’s installation services.

According to owner Mark Bortman, “Getting the second request from the school to help expand the system was especially exciting. It shows a new group of students eagerly picked up the torch. I have to credit advisor Lars McGee for motivating and guiding the club like this.”

Now nearly the size of a home solar energy system, the Truman project provides a small amount of power for the school.

It also will be a reminder to students for decades to come of the what they can accomplish.

Often such systems can be used for reference and educational purposes.