One professor and a group of students at the University of Toledo in Ohio are doing their proportion to make their community more ecologically based although we are lending a hand to their neighbors.
They are part of a group that has been selected to participate in the Solar in Your Community Challenge, which wishes to bring renewable energy to low and moderate income households.
The group, called Glass City Community Solar, has the potential to receive up to $60,000 in seed funds by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to contribute to this effort. They’ll be competing along with 34 other teams to win a$ 1 million award that’ll be awarded based on the innovation, impact, and replicability of their work.
It is highly exciting for us to be able to have a hand in research projects that has so much potential to advantage families by reducing electric bills, as well as training the Toledo community about the use of renewable energy, ” said UT student Blaine Luszcak in a press release from the school.
Over the next 18 months, these students will work with the rest of their team to build solar power systems on rooftops, as well as in vacant plenties, to assist power communities in their area.
Not merely will this help to stimulate energy more affordable for their neighbors and decrease negative impact on our planet, but it will also hopefully encourage others in their community to take professional and academic those who are interested in renewable energy.