TODAY: Solar Energy Demonstration Project on Campus

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Today at 4:00pm the Augsburg community is invited for a celebration as we “flip the switch” on the first solar-powered building on campus. The demonstration project, funded by the student-led Environmental Action Committee and dubbed a “Unit of Resistance,” is a small work shed located on the south side of campus. The structure has a 2 kiloWatt solar array on its roof and a battery bank and power system that can be used for powering tools and other projects in this outdoor maker space. The blue shed with a bright red door (hard to miss) is located for now where 21st Avenue dead-ends at the freeway wall, at the west end of Lot B. After the system is turned on there will be some food, socializing, discussion of other ways to reduce Augsburg’s carbon footprint, and of other creative projects students can participate in.