America: San Diego State University (SDSU) said solar energy will
power its student facilities.
Solar energy will be powering the Aztec Recreation Center
(ARC), a facility managed by the SDSU student government. This is the newest
addition to student initiated sustainability projects on campus. The facility
is managed by Associated Students and hosts the second largest solar array on
“Sustainability is important to the students, the size
of this project and the great savings we will have because of the new solar
array really stands out to people within the Associated Students and the larger
University community as well,” said Morgan Chan, Sustainability
Commissioner of Associated Students.
The solar project on the ARC will save 11,314,002 pounds of
CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere over the next 20 years.
Sullivan Solar Power designed and installed the 250,115-Watt
solar photovoltaic installation using American-made Sharp solar panels to
support the national economy and stress corporate social responsibility.
“This is the sixth solar project we have done for
Associated Students and it is great to see that there is such a strong
commitment coming from SDSU’s student leadership,” said Daniel Sullivan,
founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power.
The solar power system will reduce Associated Students
costs, help keep student membership fees low, and assist the organization and
the University achieve internal sustainability goals. Visitors can view the
monitoring watch the live production of the solar power system on a screen.
Sullivan Solar Power has installed over 9,000,000 watts of
solar power ranging from small-scale residential to large-scale commercial and