A solar electric system designed and installed by Cal Poly architecture and engineering students earlier this summer for the university’s bioresource and agricultural engineering building is now up and running.
The students, supervised by faculty, industry and campus facilities professionals, completed the project in 10 weeks.
Prior to the installation, 41 students finished two other solar installations on low-income homes in collaboration with the Central Coast regional office of GRID Alternatives, a national nonprofit that offers job training in the solar industry by coordinating volunteer efforts.
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The students' work included filing building permits and completing installation through the start of its operation.