A dollar paid by U. students each semester goes to reduce the impact of fossil fuel use in a program initiated more than 10 years ago. While much of the money has been used to purchase renewable energy credits on the open market, some of those funds are being used for the one-time promotion of the U. Community Solar project.
“We’re happy to use the funds for this because it brings our impact closer to home,” said Sam Ortiz, president of the Associated Students of the University of Utah. “Advancing sustainability and clean energy use is a top concern among students.”
To get started, organizers say homeowners should first take the online solar survey.
Three informational sessions featuring the contractors, Creative Energies and Gardner Engineering, as well as the U. and Utah Clean Energy, will be held.
• April 29, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Alumni Hall of the Health Sciences Education Building on the U. campus, 26 S. 2000 East.
• May 6, 4-5:30 p.m. in the A. Ray Olpin University Union Theater on the U. campus, 200 S. Central Campus Drive.
• June 5, noon-1:30 p.m. in the Gould Auditorium in the Marriott Library on the U. campus, 295 S. 1500 East.
Utah Clean Energy was recently recognized on a regional and national scale for its efforts, with Bowman tapped as a “Champion of Change” for her work in the promotion of solar energy and the organization designated as a southwest hub for information and advocacy on wind power.
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