Solar Panels at UNC

I walked down to the South Campus at UNC on Saturday and saw that the renovation of Morrison Residence Hall, one of the university's notorious 'skyscraper' dorms was nearly complete.

More specifically, what caught my attention were the solar panels on the roof!

In 2003, and then again in 2005, students at UNC passed a voluntary student fee increase to incorporate renewable energy into campus building projects.

One of the projects they chose to fund was the use of solar power in the renovated Morrison Hall. You can read more about it here.

The leadership UNC students took in pushing this through (with some help from national Sierra Club president Robbie Cox) is virtually unprecedented anywhere else in the country as far as I know. It's a good sign for the future of our state, and a good example for other campuses to follow.


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