Kevin Lopez, sophomore at Sarcoxie High School, works on a biology assignment Tuesday. School district officials say a project to install solar panels at all of their buildings should be complete by the middle of the year. GLOBE | ROGER NOMER

Another school district in the region is pursuing a cleaner energy source.

The Sarcoxie School District is partnering with Springfield-based Solera Energy to install a 911-kilowatt array on the roofs of school buildings. Work is expected to begin in March on a project that officials say could save the district more than $130,000 a year on its electric bill.

Learn more in a story from reporter John Hacker at and in Friday's print edition.

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Emily Younker is the managing editor at the Joplin Globe. Contact: eyounker AT joplinglobe DOT com.