Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content

Bowie State University to Launch Newly Installed Solar Power System (84 hits)

Bowie State University is ready to launch a newly installed solar panel system, supporting the university’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint. President Aminta H. Breaux and officials from WGL Energy will join other dignitaries to ceremoniously flip the switch to activate the university’s solar power system on Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. under the solar canopy in parking lot D.

With the support of a $150,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration, the university partnered with WGL Energy to install a 1.6-megawatt solar power system throughout the campus. WGL Energy will own and operate the system, and the university will pay for the electricity generated.

“It is the direction of higher education to utilize alternative forms of energy,” said Michael Harris, BSU capital project manager. “Bowie State is aligned with the national trend in higher education to implement solar power projects.”

The new system will generate about 10 percent of the campus’s energy needs. Harris said that amounts to about 2 million kilowatt hours each year, equaling enough clean energy to power 2,000 homes – a significant amount of energy generated from an on-site power system.

The system includes a solar canopy in parking lot D, as well as solar panels on the roofs of the Thurgood Marshall Library and the Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex and an open site near the Bulldog Stadium field. In addition, two charging stations for electric vehicles were installed under the solar canopy in parking lot D, further supporting the university’s sustainability goals and green education for the campus community.
###

About Bowie State University
Bowie State University (BSU) is an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds, seeking a high-quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The university places special emphasis on the science, technology, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education. For more information about BSU, visit www.bowiestate.edu.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Friday, May 11th 2018 at 5:01PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Central State University's Juan Scott prepares to defend title at NCAA Outdoor Championships this week
Past Racist Action Against Alabama State University Students Righted 58 Years Later
Renowned Pathologist Speaks as Part of Alabama State University/UAB's Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cheyney University Recruiting 20 High School Students For 2018 National Summer Transportation Institute
Watch Chadwick Boseman Give His Commencement Speech To The Graduates of Howard University 2018
Oakwood University Held Its 2018 Commencement Exercises This Past Weekend
Flag Etiquette: When, Where and How to display the American Flag for Memorial Day
Cheyney University Congratulates 2018 Graduates at 163rd Commencement Ceremony
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Most Popular Bloggers
elynor moss has logged 34205 blog subscribers!
gregory boulware, esq. has logged 21192 blog subscribers!
agnes levine has logged 10506 blog subscribers!
david johnson has logged 6094 blog subscribers!
pam perry has logged 1533 blog subscribers!
>> more | add