Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Solar Collaborative

San Diego, CA, April 15, 2009 -- The University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with UC Davis will use a two-year, $700,000 grant from the California Energy Commission to expand the development and use of solar energy in the state.

quote from the story below:
The Jacobs School of Engineering continues to be a leader in developing
sustainable solutions for society," said Jacobs School Dean Frieder Seible. "The
Solar Energy Collaborative is another example of our commitment to accelerate
the creation and use of renewable energies. The Jacobs School was instrumental
in installing the first set of photovoltaic arrays on campus. As a constant
reminder that our campus is actively engaged in developing green technologies,
we installed a public LED display by the Charles Lee Powell Structural
Engineering Laboratory to make students, faculty, staff, and other passersby
aware of the daily generation and consumption of energy on campus. With
about 1 megawatt of photovoltaic capacity, and 1.4 more megawatts coming online
later this year, the UC San Diego campus currently generates and manages more
photovoltaic energy than any other campus in the UC system."

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