RAMONA, CA – Ramona Unified School District (RUSD) celebrated its soon-to-come solar arrays with a groundbreaking ceremony at Ramona High School on the afternoon of Nov. 12. The installation of these solar panels, provided by Climatec, marks the last leg of the district’s comprehensive energy conservation program, a project that is projected to save $34 million over the next 30 years.

“The groundbreaking was the perfect way to celebrate the progress we’ve made and welcome the work to come,” said RUSD Superintendent Theresa Grace. “We are thrilled to power our schools with clean energy that’s saving money for us to invest right back into our students and teachers. Ramona Unified is looking at a brighter future than ever before.”

RUSD Board Vice President/Clerk Bob Stoody, Superintendent Grace, Ramona High Principal Tony Newman, RUSD Board Member Kim Lasley, RUSD Board President Dawn Perfect and RUSD Board Member Rodger Dohm (pictured from left to right) broke ground on the site.

About Ramona Unified School District 

Ramona Unified School District is a rural district located approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. Serving a student population of approximately 5,400 students, Ramona Unified continues its pursuit of excellence while “Preparing Today’s Learners for Tomorrow’s World!”

About Climatec 

Founded in 1975, Climatec is a leading provider of turnkey implementation and funding solutions for public agencies looking to remedy aging infrastructure. Climatec serves building owners across all public sector market segments including education, state, county, local and federal government. Climatec specializes in designing & implementing energy, water and operational improvements that provide significant relief for general fund and capital budgets while making buildings smarter, safer & more efficient. Visit climatec.com for more information.