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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Edison High School in Minneapolis is going green.

On Thursday, the school showed off new solar panels that now sit on top of the gym. It’s all part of an EcoAd program supported by Boston Scientific and EcoMedia.

The project not only promotes new types of energy, but also teaches the students some pretty important lessons.

“The students are today learning about solar energy,” said Paul Polizzotta, president and CEO of EcoMedia. “In fact, they’re making their own solar panels and they also have a software program that connects to the solar installation on the roof, and they see the solar production during the course of the day, throughout the course of the season. And I think what these young people learn is the power of the sun.”

The solar panels will reduce Edison’s energy costs and are expected to reduce the amount of CO2 they produce by about 3,000 pounds.

EcoMedia is a sister company of WCCO-TV. This EcoMedia project was sponsored by Boston Scientific.

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