American U. to use sun for power, hot water
May 11, 2011 - energycentral.com
American University says it is installing Washington's largest solar power system.University officials announced Friday that they are installing more than 2,150 solar power panels and a solar hot water system. Installation is expected to be completed by July.
The school says the solar system will provide hot water for more than 2,000 students living on campus and for its largest dining hall.
The school announced last spring that it plans to become carbon-neutral by 2020, and all of the electricity it is buying comes from wind power. The university says it also plans to install a wind turbine on top of a parking garage and a generator that runs on used cooking oil from the campus dining hall.
American University - http://www.american.edu