University Solar Energy Research Gains Momentum

After 15 years of solar energy research, Dr. Sylvain Marsillac, associate professor of engineering at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Va., took another step towards bringing his work to fruition in December when a solar tracking system was added to the roof of Kaufman Hall, ODU’s engineering building.

Harvard Installs Largest Solar Array on Campus

Harvard continues to solidify its place among energy efficient universities. The school recently unveiled its largest on-campus solar array, which should prevent nearly 480 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the Earth’s atmosphere, according to Joe Harrison, senior project developer for Borrego Solar Systems, the company that installed the panels.

First Net Zero Energy Classroom in Los Angeles

Manteca, Calif.-based American Modular Systems have recently designed four new Gen7 high-performance, prefabricated classrooms at Brentwood School in Los Angeles. The new wing of the school, called the Academic Village is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification and is a net zero energy building — generating enough power to fulfill 100 percent of its yearly energy requirements.

SDSU Installs Its Second Largest Solar Array

Those at San Diego State University are committed to clean energy. SDSU is now powering one of its busiest student facilities with solar energy.

Lennox Solar Unit Designed to Last

For the 110 years they’ve been around, Lennox has always strived to innovate. Kicked off with the development of the first riveted steel furnace in 1895, the Dallas-based HVAC manufacturer and distributor continues its innovation goals with the recent announcement of their new solar-powered, renewable energy rooftop unit.