High School in Clovis invests in clean energy

The Buchanan Energy Academy is expected to open in August, offering students a close-up taste of the green energy sector.

The $5.2 million building on the Buchanan High School Campus will feature wind turbines, solar panels, high-tech skylights, floor heating and rainwater storage to irrigate a rooftop garden, said reporter Marc Benjamin in a story in the Fresno Bee. It will be part hands-on laboratory and part classroom. Clovis Unified School District will pay for half the project, with the remainder coming from California's career technical education grants program.
Here's the center's web site, which is still under construction.

The San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization is a nonprofit dedicated to improving our region's quality of life by increasing its production and use of clean and alternative energy. The SJVCEO works with cities and counties and public and private organizations to demonstrate the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout the eight-county region of the San Joaquin Valley.