Clinton High students go high tech, low impact

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Clinton High School is going high tech and low impact as part of the Net-Zero program.

Tuesday, the school opened up its own Net-Zero house, which uses solar panels to power the building independent of the electric grid.

The project was funded by the school system, TVA, Oak Ridge National Lab and other sponsors.

The building will become a hands-on classroom laboratory to incorporate the new science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum in the school.

"So that students can come out here and work with hands-on trainers, with solar trainers, wind trainers, geothermal trainers and actually see how alternate energy can actually benefit them, how it actually works," said  CHS engineering teacher Ben Barrington.

Instructors hope to install a windmill to generate even more electricity in the future.

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