Little Rock School Board approves solar project for district

An array of solar cells is installed on the roof of a building in Decatur, Ga., in this Sept. 26, 2013 file photo. The cells capture solar energy and convert it into direct-current electrical energy. (AP/David Tulis)
An array of solar cells is installed on the roof of a building in Decatur, Ga., in this Sept. 26, 2013 file photo. The cells capture solar energy and convert it into direct-current electrical energy. (AP/David Tulis)


The Little Rock School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a plan to add solar energy to the mix of the district's utility resources as a way to reduce costs by $4.5