Solar panels are part of the small-scale wind and solar energy demonstration project currently being installed at Veterans Memorial High School.  Campus STEM program students will get hands-on instruction in renewable energy and sustainable building practices as a result of this demonstration project and its corresponding curriculum. The equipment and installation are funded primarily by a $240,000 grant from the Texas Public Accounts State Energy Conservation Office (SECO).  BISD contributed $48,000 in matching funds which the district expects to recover in energy savings in the next 4 years.