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A recent report from the business organization, Advanced Energy Economy, revealed that more than 40% of the advanced energy jobs in Virginia are right here in Northern Virginia - Loudoun County ranked second in the state behind Fairfax County. Their report also revealed that 62% of business owners found it difficult to find qualified personnel. What an opportunity for Loudoun County Public Schools for job training.

Other local school systems are not only installing solar at no upfront capital cost to taxpayers, they are also using them as a teaching moment for their students. And, while an affluent school district like Arlington is undertaking such efforts at the Discovery Elementary School, so is the Bath County Public School system which is located in rural Virginia. Again, what an educational opportunity for Loudoun County Public Schools.

Of course some will suggest that solar is not affordable and our school system should focus its attention elsewhere. Well, if this was 2010 I wo…

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