Solar Power Is Reducing Energy Costs

Solar PanelsDemonstrating the University’s ongoing commitment to affordable renewable energy and sustainability, McKendree’s new solar panel system produces 8,600 kilowatt-hours of carbon-free electricity per year, helping to power the bookstore and The Lair and lowering energy costs. In Ames Dining Hall, a flat panel monitor displays how much power is being generated and used. Over 25 years, a system this size is estimated to offset 169 tons of CO2 emissions - the equivalent of planting three acres of trees or not driving 550,000 miles.