Huston-Tillotson University Goes Solar
Huston-Tillotson University has one more thing to be proud of – the school recently installed about 240 kilowatts of solar on campus. The solar energy systems are on three buildings – the Downs-Jones Library and the Allen-Frazier and Beard-Burrowes residence halls.
Solar energy installations at Huston-Tillotson University – by Rachel Stone
This commitment to renewable energy is the university’s latest move that places it as a leader in sustainability. The university had previously installed the SolarPump – a solar-powered charging station for laptops and cell phones. That project brought awareness of solar energy to the students, but the new installations will make a more meaningful contribution to reducing the university’s carbon footprint. Raising awareness remains a priority. Students and others on campus can track how much electricity the new solar installations are producing through a web-based application.
Huston-Tillotson University Green is the New Black student group with university presidet Colette Pierce Burnette and Austin Mayor Steve Adler – photo by Rachel Stone
Members of Huston-Tillotson’s Green is the New Black student organization participated in the unveiling of the solar energy installations. The group has taken on a variety of projects since its inception in 2013, including the Dumpster Project.