Green Energy Fee grant will fund solar energy to heat the pool at Wade King

Submitted by gallagm7 on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 2:18pm

The Green Energy Fund Committee in June awarded a three-member student team $219,511 for the installation of solar thermal collectors to heat the pool at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. 

The project will decrease Western's carbon emissions and will serve as a learning model and awareness tool for solar thermal energy. 

Installation is scheduled to take place in the spring and summer of 2014. 

The solar thermal energy project is in addition to eight other projects that were previously awarded grant funds from the Green Energy Fee