Videos: Solar Canopy Ceremony @ SAVE 2013-11-15

VSU’s president turns out to be a professor of environmental ethics, as he reminded us at the VSU Solar Canopy Ceremony 15 November 2013.

Here’s a video playlist:

Installation of 15 kilowatts solar at Odum Library,
Solar Canopy Ceremony, Students Against Violating the Environment (SAVE),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 15 November 2013.

Malynda Dorsey wrote for VSU 12 November 2013, VSU Continues Sustainability Efforts with New Solar Canopy.

Valdosta State University continues its sustainability efforts with the recent addition of a solar canopy behind Odum Library. A ceremony will be held to celebrate the addition Friday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

This ceremony is sponsored by Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E.) and Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy (WACE).

“This addition is really symbolic of the direction that we would like to see the VSU move towards,” said Danielle Jordan, president of S.A.V.E. “We have projects lined up the rest of the 2013-14 year as part of our investment campaign and they all focus on a move toward a more sustainable campus.”

The solar canopy was a fairly quick project, which started Aug. 26 and was completed by mid-September, according to Dr. Michael Noll, associate professor of geosciences and president of WACE.

Stuart Taylor wrote for the VDT 16 November 2013, VSU celebrates new solar power canopy,

Located at the back of Odum Library on campus, the solar panel array will produce 15,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. The energy will be going straight to Odum Library and with the average computer using between 75 and 200 watts an hour, the canopy will provide the equivalent of running a decent-sized computer lab.