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Planned Phase II of campus solar array captures attention of statewide environmental campaign

Four years after a 104-kilowatt solar panel array on the roof of Eastern Mennonite University’s Hartzler Library came online, the university has announced plans to significantly expand its commitment to renewable energy with more solar panels on and beside the University Commons. The new installation, expected to be in operation by the summer of ...More

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Virginia Senator honored by Sierra Club in ceremony near EMU’s array of solar panels

A local Republican state senator has received an award from what some may see as an unlikely source. Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, was awarded a Legislative Leadership Award by the Sierra Club environmental group on Monday at Eastern Mennonite University. The award, along with a book of nature photographs, was presented for Hanger̵ ...More

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EMU Wins Gold for Going Green at Valley Tech Awards

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) won the “Green Award” at the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council’s Tech Nite 13 on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. ...More

EMU To Host Largest Solar Project in Virginia

EMU’s partnership with Secure Futures, LLC, a Staunton-based solar energy developer, is gaining momentum as a solar photovoltaic array is being installed on the roof of (EMU’s Sadie Hartzler Library). ...More

Campus Solar Project Moves Forward Following City Council Meeting

Harrisonburg City Council approved rezoning that would allow EMU to go forward with plans to install solar power cells that could provide up to 20 percent of EMU’s power among other actions Tuesday night. The rezoning clears the way for EMU with council, though they are still negotiating with the Harrisonburg Electric Commission about some technical aspects. The project is funded ...More

Signature Solar Power Project to be Hosted on Campus

Update: On April 13 Harrisonburg City Council approved rezoning that would allow EMU to move forward with a solar project. In addition, the size and scope of the project has increased significantly, with projected savings to EMU of $4 million over 25 years, offsetting about 20% of EMU’s electricity consumption. Key players are still negotiating with the Harrisonburg ...More