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Ribbon cutting for solar panels at Marshall Elementary School. (Source: Maria Hechanova) Ribbon cutting for solar panels at Marshall Elementary School. (Source: Maria Hechanova)
Solar structures to provide shade and energy for Marshall Elementary School (Source: Maria Hechanova) Solar structures to provide shade and energy for Marshall Elementary School (Source: Maria Hechanova)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This morning the Tucson Unified School District will be hosting a ribbon cutting for its newest solar energy project.

These solar panels are expected to save the district millions over the next few years.

Marshall Elementary School is the sight of this ribbon cutting, on 29th Street, just west of Harrison at 9 a.m. this morning.

Even though the ribbon cutting is happening at Marshall Elementary, this is not the only TUSD school that will be getting solar panels installed. 

According to TUSD there are 42 schools that will be getting solar panels; these new panels will potentially save the district $170,000 in energy costs in the first year, and $20 million over the next two decades.

Each site is expected to produce about 80 percent of electricity on the systems.

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