WEST HAVEN -- Students, teachers and staffers at West Haven's Quest Academy are pleased that the school will save a few thousand dollars a year with its new solar panels.
But the fun part for the science-themed charter school is what can be learned from their own private data collection system on solar power.
"Our science teachers will be able to talk about how solar power is generated, and get our kids thinking about alternative energy sources for the future," said Principal Lani Rounds. "Data will be used in math class, and little bits of information will work their way through our entire curriculum. The students will have fun seeing how much power is generated on a sunny day versus a cloudy day. And our kids, and any interested community members who want to learn more, will be a little ahead of others in knowing this information that will be so important in the future."