The college cut the ribbon on a new 5 kilowatt system -- that's about enough power to run a home -- and less than one percent of the college's power needs. But Lyndon says it's a first step and they hope to install more solar panels.
Students helped install the system. Senator Bernie Sanders helped secure a 32-thousand dollar grant that paid for about half of the project. "I see this array as a sign that we are finally starting to appreciate the biggest resource we have -- the sun. With each module we put on this array I thought of how many lights a college student leaves on in their dorm room and how some of these will be powered by a clean renewable energy source," said Ryan Jean, a Lyndon senior.
"This will continue to not only serve as a reminder as people drive by, as I come down the hill, but more importantly I hope it is the first of many steps that we will be taking here at the college to build on our program," said Lyndon State College President Joe Bertolino.
Lyndon has also focused on energy efficiency -- cutting its energy needs by 10 percent over three years.
Monday, December 9 2013 1:22 PM EST2013-12-09 18:22:04 GMT
There were slippery conditions all over the region Monday morning making for a challenging commute. On Interstate 89 near the Williamstown-Brookfield town line, rescue crews responded to a one-vehicleMore >>
There were slippery conditions all over the region Monday morning making for a challenging commute.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 12:46 PM EST2013-12-09 17:46:28 GMT
Icy conditions may have contributed to a fatal accident Monday morning in Burlington involving a school bus and a car.It happened on the beltline just south of the intersection of Plattsburgh Avenue. PoliceMore >>
Icy conditions may have contributed to a fatal accident Monday morning in Burlington.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 12:38 PM EST2013-12-09 17:38:30 GMT
People who live near six Vermont lakes are banding together to try to focus more resources on lake protection efforts.Organizers think it will be easier to the state work with the state as one larger organization.More >>
People who live near six Vermont lakes are banding together to try to focus more resources on lake protection efforts.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 12:37 PM EST2013-12-09 17:37:37 GMT
Brattleboro Police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident.It happened at about 7 p.m. on Friday near the intersection of Western Avenue and Union Street. The pedestrian was taken to the hospitalMore >>
Police on Monday identified the victim as Eugene Narratt, 64, of Maynard, Massachusetts.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 12:36 PM EST2013-12-09 17:36:59 GMT
An Enfield, New Hampshire man is dead. And a Killington driver has been charged in connection with the death. It happened Saturday night on the Killington Road. Police say 26-year-old Kyle Wilson wentMore >>
An Enfield, New Hampshire man is dead. And a Killington driver has been charged in connection with the death. More >>