So far, solar carports have been installed at some 75 elementary, high school and community college campuses in California, promoting a philosophy of green thinking among the young. Yet the primary driver of the solar roofs is economic.
School districts get cheap electricity for as long as 20 years. The institutions, which finance the systems and sell the electricity back to the schools, also receive tax incentives from the federal and state governments.
(READ the story in the NY Times)