The Island University Receives a Little Extra Sunshine

Shortly after celebrating the milestone of its 50th donation, the Sun Club traveled to the Gulf Coast this week to dedicate its 51st solar project at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. The Island University has installed a 100-panel array, expected to generate 31,300 kilowatt-hours a year, on its Engineering Building, the hub of its cutting-edge sustainability research and engineering education programs.

This 25 kW solar project was funded by a $75,000 donation made to the school last year. The project came to fruition this morning as Sun Club Program Manager Tony Napolillo was joined by the University’s Dean of the College of Science and Engineering Dr. Frank Pezold and Dr. Luis Cifuentes beside the array on the roof of the building.

“We’re thrilled to be dedicating an array to Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi,” Napolillo said. “Not only is it supplying this great institution of learning with pollution-free electricity, but it’s also going to be used by the engineering students in their research to improve the efficiency of solar technology. This installation is just one more way the Sun Club fulfills its mission to promote solar energy while helping worthy non-profits better meet their missions.”


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