The culmination of plans for Penn State’s 2015 class gift came to fruition recently as Penn State President Eric Barron led the dedication of the Solar Panel Array, installed at a unique bus stop near Beaver Stadium in State College, Centre County.
The solar array is not only functional, providing power for real-time CATA route information and a phone charging station at the stop, but also educational, with information about the history of solar energy and easy access to the technology for academic instruction.
“To install the array at a bus stop was creative, cost-effective, and scalable, with the potential to be replicated across campus and throughout State College,” said Barron. “The location integrates the class gift into students’ everyday lives, to get students thinking and talking about renewable energy.
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