Wyoming County supervisors on Monday learned how 20 solar panels purchased through state funding are being used to help power a computer that provides climate, solar and weather data to students at Warsaw Middle-High School.
Tim Suleski, an industrial arts teacher, told members of the county's Green Energy Committee the school was one of 50 in the state to receive funding for the solar panels. There is backup power for the computers if the sun doesn't comply, he said.
"School Power . . . Naturally" is a program of the state Energy Research and Development Authority, created to teach people about how solar electric power can offer clean energy for homes, schools and workplaces, state officials said.
Suleski said the panels will be in place for five years.
Students can log on and use data from any or all of the 50 schools on the Web site, www.schoolpowernaturally.com.
Other participating Western New York school districts include Williamsville, West Seneca, and Sweet Home in Erie County; Pavilion and Oakfield-Alabama in Genesee County; and Newfane in Niagara County.