With the installation of a new solar system, the UCCS Sustainability Demonstration House is one step closer to a goal of being net zero energy, using less energy than the solar produces. For six days between August 5 and 10, 15 students participated in a Photovoltaic 101 course on solar design and installation on campus with the final project an installation of a 3.5 kilowatt system on the house’s roof.

The Green Action Fund awarded money for both the installation as well as eight scholarships for UCCS students, which reduced their tuition cost for the course to $50. Seven of the students also took the course for credit through either mechanical and aerospace engineering, or geography and environmental studies.

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