Solar Tops Triton College

August 22, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Triton energy manageThe Cernan Earth and Space Center building at Triton College in River Grove, Ill., has installed solar panels with support from a $54,000 grant from the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).

The array includes 54 solar panels, each with the capacity to power 250 watts at maximum power, which will supplement the building’s energy needs. ARCON Associates designed the solar panel array.

The two-year college is developing new academic programs to train students for renewable energy jobs. A kiosk showing the energy being generated by the new solar array will be available for students to view on campus.

IGEN’s overall goal is to help move Illinois toward achieving its Renewable Portfolio Standard of 25 percent by 2025, which includes 6 percent solar by 2025.

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