Bristol Consolidated School is investigating the possibility of installing a solar-energy system at the school.
The Bristol School Committee recently met with representatives of ReVision Energy, a Maine- and New Hampshire-based business that installs and operates solar-power systems, to discuss the idea.
School committee Chairman David Kolodin said the committee is interested in solar power because it is renewable, reduces the power bills, and is 100 percent clean energy.
Kolodin said the installation of the system would also provide the school with a chance to teach students about future energy sources.
According to the company’s website, ReVision Energy has installed four solar-power systems at schools in Maine and New Hampshire.
ReVision also recently installed Lincoln County’s second community-owned solar farm at The Morris Farm in Wiscasset.
Central Lincoln County School System Superintendent Steve Bailey said additional information, including the electrical usage of the school and past electricity costs, will need to be collected in order to determine what size system would work best for the school.
Bailey said the committee could talk with the town to see if the energy generated at the school could be used at other town facilities.
“It’s still very early in the exploratory phase,” Bailey said.
The school committee will make a decision at its next meeting about whether or not to proceed with exploring solar energy, Kolodin said.
The Bristol School Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 4 at 5 p.m. at the school.