Solar debut at Quincy's back-to-school night

Solar debut at Quincy's back-to-school night
Posted on 08/29/2023

Plumas Charter School’s Quincy Learning Center celebrated the installation of their new 55kW solar system with a ribbon-cutting ceremony during a back-to-school-night bash on August, 24. 

PCS partnered with Grid Alternatives and RE-volv for the planning, installation and completion of the solar project. RE-volv is a leading renewable-energy nonprofit organization. The organization financed the solar system through a zero-down power purchase agreement. RE-volv will pay for the full cost of and manage the operations and maintenance. “This solar system will help power the school with clean energy for years to come,” said Zoe Vedova, RE-volv Communications Coordinator. 

PCS Executive Director, Taletha Washburn and representatives from Grid Alternatives and RE-volv addressed the crowd of students and their families during the event. They spoke about the significance of solar energy and celebrated the collaborative milestone in sustainable energy. Additional details about the PCS project can be found on the RE-volv Plumas Project Page

Before and after the ribbon cutting, families were invited to visit their student’s classroom, chat with the teachers and staff members, tour the school and learn more about community programs at the booths in the courtyard. Many students took this opportunity to catch up with classmates while playing yard games and enjoyed a hot-dog dinner provided by Mountain Valley Parents Club. 

PCS would like to thank Plumas Rapids Swim Team, Girl and Boy Scouts, American Valley 4-H, Rhythm and Grace Dance Studio, Plumas County Library, Lost Sierra Food Project, Quincy CHP, Quincy Fire Department, Plumas Crisis, Intervention and Resource Center, Belle dress-up character, Grocery Outlet and Mountain Valley Parents Club for putting on a great event.

By Rachel Goings, Public Relations Specialist  [email protected]
In the photo: PCS Executive Director, Taletha Washburn and representatives from Grid Alternatives and RE-volv pose during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the completion of PCS’ solar project. Photo by Lori Hahn