May 22, 2022

Kansas: Edmund Stanley Library at Friends University Begins Utilizing Solar Power

From the Wichita Eagle:

By next week, students at the Friends University library will be reading by sunlight, even when they’re far from any windows.

The university is installing a 29-panel, 9.5 kilowatt solar-power array at the entrance to the Edmund Stanley Library that will provide electricity to run lights, computers and other equipment inside.


The $85,000 installation is part of a demonstration project being run by Westar Energy to raise awareness of solar power in the Sunflower State.

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