SUNY Delhi Installs Solar Panels
Delhi installed a system of solar electric modules to provide a permanent site for demonstrating renewable energy technology to students preparing for careers in electrical and building construction while offsetting a portion on the college's energy use.
The project, completed in August 2011, was made possible to a $172,000 grant by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
The installation involves 100 solar panels mounted on poles adjacent to the college's Electrical Technologies Center. The proximity to Electrical Technology classrooms will provide an ongoing learning experience for Delhi students and for participants in the college's accredited photovoltaic workshops. Two additional solar modules will be installed exclusively for a laboratory where students will learn how to set up and break down a solar electric system.