Solar Powered

Assumption College is continuing its efforts to “go green” on campus with the installation of a solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the College’s Emmanuel d’Alzon Library. Drawing energy from the sun, the apparatus will generate up to 60,000 watts of electricity to be consumed on campus.

“This is another part of our ongoing sustainability and energy conservation efforts,” said John Langlois, director of Auxiliary Services.

The project, built through a partnership with Greenskies Renewable Energy, also uses a television display in Assumption’s Testa Science Center, connected via a network to the solar photovoltaic system, to provide real-time energy output statistics to students, faculty and staff.

“It is our hope that in addition to saving costs that it will be a good educational tool for our science department and students to see renewable energy in action,” Langlois said. The system will be installed and operational this spring.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews