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Good Will-Hinckley campus shines a light on sustainability, expansion

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The sun wasn't shining Wednesday afternoon, but the lights were still on at the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, where the school recently installed more than 200 electricity-generating solar panels.

The panels are part of a $7 million renovation and expansion at the Charles E. Moody School, a former grammar school on the Good Will-Hinckley campus that is now home to the charter high school.

"We are delighted to see Good Will-Hinckley take this exciting next step toward serving more Maine youth at the state's first charter school," said Greg Powell, chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation, a contributor to the capital campaign.

The solar panels are expected to produce 91,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. The building is also "net-positive," which means it generates more electricity than it will use. The remaining electricity can be used to run other buildings on the campus or can be sold back to the electrical grid.

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