By Katy St. Clair
Victor Hugo once said that perseverance is the secret to all triumphs. Certainly former Benicia High School student Aaron Feigelman would concur.
The enterprising young man began spearheading the school district’s ambitious transition to solar power back in 2014 when he was a mere junior. Now this “triumph” in clean, sustainable, low-cost energy is set to power up sometime this year.
Feigelman is now well into college, but he’s closely followed the project that first began in his mind’s eye after an educational trip to Ecuador to learn about hydropower and sustainability.
“Every student who left there developed a sustainable master plan,” he said.
For him, it was solar — an energy source that had always fascinated him. While he saw it going up in parts of Benicia, he didn’t see any of it in schools.