Arizona State University #1 For Solar Panels Used By A University

Posted on May 27th, 2011 by

Arizona State University Becomes #1 In Solar Power Production For A University

According to Princeton Review’s 2011 Green College Honor Roll, ASU’s Tempe campus has the most solar panels on its campus than any other university in the country. Kyocera Solar, Inc. and APS Energy Services have just completed four solar energy systems totaling 3,572 solar panels on ASU’s Tempe campus. The project is expected to generate more than 1.2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) each year. The rooftop systems were mounted on the Carson Student Athletic Center, Weatherup Center, Hayden Library (249kW) and Packard Drive South Parking Structure (290kW). ASU has a goal of reaching 10 MW of solar generating capacity by the end of the year.

Details about the DOE’s new America’s Home Energy Education Challenge

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu teamed up with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to begin a new energy education initiative called America’s Home Energy Education Challenge.  This program is geared towards educating America’s young people about energy efficiency advantages and motivate students to play an active role in how their families use energy, and help families across the country save money.  This fall, elementary and middle schools will be challenged to perform energy efficiency activities as part of the Home Energy Challenge. For 3 months, students will monitor and calculate their energy consumption and see if they are saving energy from the previous year.

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