The Hotchkiss Learning Center (HLC) ushers in the new School Year 2016-2017 by harnessing the power of the sun. HLC unveiled its newly installed solar energy technology system on the first day of classes for the new school year. The whole school building and the administrative building in the high school campus are now mostly powered by solar energy. While the school is still connected to the grid, a large majority of its energy needs during the day are now supplied by this new renewable energy source. The school is the first in town and one of the first in the province to be mostly powered by solar energy. It is a major part of HLC's mission to raise awareness about the environment and to play an active part in environmental conservation. Read more about HLC's Ecoscouting Program here.