Clean energy innovations at colleges in California

Evergreen Valley College, Gilbane and SunPower recently announced that construction has begun on a 1.5-megawatt, ground-mounted solar power project on the college's campus in San Jose, California.

"At Evergreen Valley College, while we continue to provide a quality, comprehensive education to a new generation, we are also mindful of our global responsibilities and opportunities," said Henry Yong, president of Evergreen Valley College. "These responsibilities and opportunities include conservation, sustainability, reducing our carbon footprint and adopting green technology."

The solar system, which features the SunPower T0 Tracker and more than 4,800 high-efficiency Sunpower E 19/320 Solar Panels, is expected to generate enough solar energy to provide power for approximately 33 percent of the college's annual electricity demand.

Another college in California working on a new green energy project is the University of Santa Cruz, which has partnered with the city on the Santa Cruz GreenWharf Project.

The clean energy project help students learn how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also work on new ways to power electric vehicles, tools and lights.

Author: Danny Vo

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