West Valley Junior High receiving solar energy grant

YAKIMA, Wash. -- West Valley Junior High is receiving more than $90,000 from Pacific Power to install two solar arrays capable of generating 10 kilowatts of electricity.

It's one of 15 renewable energy projects receiving grants from Pacific Power this year.

The company says the school will incorporate the arrays into its curriculum, allowing its students to engage directly with a renewable energy system.

The grant is funded by Pacific Power's Blue Sky program, which gives customers the option to pay an extra monthly fee to contribute to renewable energy development in the Northwest. In all, the company will distribute nearly $2 million in grants from Blue Sky in 2014.