Mount Desert Island High School

ROCKPORT, Maine - A pair of Maine schools have been commended by the U.S. Department of Education for their commitment to sustainability.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

More and more schools in Maine are adding solar power to their renewable energy mix. The solar panel array that's just been installed on the roof of Mount Desert Island High School is the largest so far on a public high school in Maine, and will provide more than enough power to meet its demands. Student supporters of the project are hoping that others will be encouraged by its example.