09 Apr '12, 8pm

Oregon Institute of Technology Runs 100% on Renewable Energy

Oregon Institute of Technology already has geothermal installed and by adding a field of made-in-Oregon solar panels, the school will run 100% on renewable energy produced on site. Their Klamath Falls campus is currently the only university in the world that is completely heated by geothermal water, and it has the first university-based geothermal combined heat and power plant in the world. Oregon's Solar by Degrees program is responsible for the conversion, which is also adding solar at Oregan State and Eastern Oregon University. 4.9 MW of solar are on 27 acres. Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Western Oregon University and Southern Oregon University plan to follow. All the solar panels are Oregon-made by SolarWorld, which has its US headquarters in Hillsboro, and the inverters are made by PV Powered, base in Bend. Oregon Electric of Portland will be t...

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