School's solar panel savings give every teacher up to $15,000 raises



Renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar are generating more power in the U.S. than coal. Ben Tracy visits a rural Arkansas school district using the sun’s rays in an unusual way.

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25 comments

  1. I just checked the salaries today is 12/27/21 and The estimated salary for a Elementary School Teacher is $19.82 per hour in Batesville Arkansas that puts the salary at 38,000 so there has been absolutely no increase in salary. What we are missing here is the initial cost to create these solar panels which is approximately 7.5 million to install these panels and also to maintain and replace so its impossible to initially save money and give raises, you wouldnt see the saving until decades later. There are no buildings that run 100% off of solar its always a hybridization of both fuel and solar. To some they could be fooled by a news story like this but to the critical thinker and one who thinks in terms of math and logic. This story is full of half trues and lies.

  2. Green energy: Saving the Earth is a win-win! Don't let politicians paid off by the dirty energy sector tell you any different!! πŸ™‚

  3. This is bs. These systems barely pay off over time….. yes monthly a school could be saving some $. But this is bs. Wake up

  4. teachers make nothing! 45k a year? thats before tax! teachers are essential. this is a win! good luck teachers. look at liberal science and energy activism saving red states! clean energy for the win!

  5. So the only way to convince Republicans that renewable energy is the future is to give them more in their paychecks? πŸ€”

  6. Could have showed this many years ago! But fossil fuel was still pulling strings on media and administration! Sad!

  7. wow no way, you can save money by using renewable energy and then give it to the working class? in america? my head nearly just exploded

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