Solar Panel Array

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Centre students Zach Schmucker ’18 and Caitlin Yockey ’17 have taken the lead on installing a solar photovoltaic array on campus. With the help of faculty advisor Dr. Preston Miles, Schmucker developed a project proposal and won a $10,000 grant from Pepsico Recycling’s Zero Impact Fund (ZIF). The clear-cut objectives of the project helped secure the grant. “Our goals are to create a starting point for solar energy on campus and have it serve as a physical manifestation of Centre’s goal to go carbon neutral in the coming years,” Schmucker says. Centre was selected out of 40 other colleges and universities across the nation to receive funding through the ZIF, a program designed to help bring campus eco-innovations to life. Centre’s Student Government Association (SGA) and Centre Environmental Association (CEA) will also be contributing additional funds for the project.

The project proposal calls for an expandable on-site solar photovoltaic system and will be broken down into multiple phases. The first phase, supported by the PepsiCo grant, SGA, and CEA, will include the planning, design, and engineering for the full installation and will also support the installation of the first 5 kW of capacity (15-20 panels). In the subsequent phases when funding is obtained, more solar panels will be added until the statutory limit of 30 kW (100-120 panels) is reached.

The first phase is underway. Schmucker and Yockey drafted a request for proposals (RFP) and sent it out to a long list of solar contractors in the region. A contractor will be selected for the project by mid-April. The solar array will be installed on the roof of Chowan Hall. The goal is to have the first phase of the project complete by the end of September.



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