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Solar panels installed at MS

The first-ever solar panels were installed at Ransom Everglades during spring break, with 18 panels placed atop the Hogan Building. The panels can generate 5.2 kilowatts of electric power, which will offset a small amount of the campus's power consumption daily while also serving as a learning tool in RE's science classrooms and illustrating the school's increasing commitment to sustainability.
The Middle School faculty will integrate solar energy into the curriculum by teaching students about alternative energy, how solar panels work, and the advantages of alternative energy sources. Ransom Everglades also is recording and archiving data from the solar panels for trend analysis and future learning. Faculty members Kelly Jackson and Gus Palacios helped spearhead the project with Cutler Bay Solar Solutions, For more information about the school's sustainability efforts, please contact Dr. Jackson.

Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.