Work Begins on Lewis University Solar Array Project

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Work Begins on Lewis University Solar Array Project

Published: February 10, 2020.

Bulldozers are moving dirt to prepare the ground for a solar array project to be installed on the Lewis University Romeoville campus. The solar power system is expected to supply the 410-acres campus with approximately 1.2 million kWh of its annual electricity.

When it begins operations in late spring, Lewis University expects to enjoy significant savings on power costs. The solar array is expected to supply 15 percent of the university’s electricity usage. 

“As a Catholic university and leader in sustainability education, research and operations, we’re excited to begin this renewable energy project that augments our commitment to being good stewards of God’s creation,” said Dr. David Livingston, president of Lewis University.

This project will help provide transformative experiences for Lewis University students as they learn and live in the solar-powered space. Electrical engineering, computer science and environmental science students are expected to gain valuable field experience as they have access to the solar array to learn the operations of the system and conduct research.

“We are truly appreciative of a Lewis University Board of Trustees member for his generous gift of the solar panels,” added Livingston.

 

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,300 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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