Some Missoula high schools are about to harness the power of the sun.

A joint venture by Missoula County Public Schools, North Western Energy, and the City of Missoula will see solar panels being installed at Hellgate, Sentinel, and Big Sky high schools, plus the alternative school location.

It's scheduled to be a five-year project that will do more than just provide clean energy. Communications Director Hatton Littman says it'll provide educational opportunities.

“The goals of these projects are to make sure that Northwestern, the city, the students, and the residents of Missoula all learn a little bit more about how renewable energy sources both work on the larger energy grid of the state, and how they work within themselves,"

If there's any extra supplies - they can feel free to throw a couple panels on the roof of my place!