The Solar Power Charging Station and Exhibit has finally open for students inside and near the COAD Science building on main campus. The 8-feet tall solar panel array protects and provides shade for students while they're using the station. Students can charge just about anything using this station, including mobile phones and laptops. This charging station can generate a maximum of 1.6 kilowatt hours, which is enough to power 50 laptops or 300 mobile phones! This station was especially handy during the brief, yet unexpected, power outages that occurred in January.

This project wouldn't have been possible without the collaborative effort of the Mount's Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Committee, Constellation, the Development Office, President Thomas H. Powell, and the School of Natural Science and Mathematics.

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Solar Power Charging Station

 

Solar Charging Exhibit