Universities and other places of higher learning need to set the example for the world. This is especially true for climate change and renewable energy adoption. It is one thing for these institutions to fund and support research into renewable energy but they also need to be using renewable energy.
Future leaders in Industry and government come through these institutions and if the school has made no commitment to renewable maybe neither will they. In the US, all Universities have access to a fantastic free resource for moving to renewable energy on their campus.
Solar pv optimization assistence for US Universities
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory or NREL, located in Colorado is one of the best renewable energy laboratories in the world. They now have a program to support US universities with technical assistance in planning and justifiying clean energy installations on site.
In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative, NREL is offering no-cost technical assistance to universities seeking to go solar.
Free Solar Power Technical Assistance To US Universities
The program is designed to increase the deployment of mid-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at universities, engage stakeholders to develop deployment solutions, and empower decision makers.
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About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.