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EMU Library’s Solar Energy System Exceeds Targets

A solar power system with a capacity of 104 kilowatts installed on the roof of the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Sadie Hartzler Library exceeded its performance goals for the period of January through June 2012 by 118 percent. In addition, the solar photovoltaic system has outperformed projections for the entire period since it began operation in November 2010. The university hosts ...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

‘Earth Week’ Events Include Forums and Speaker Joe Stanley

EMU will observe Earth Week with a number of local events including guest speaker Joe Stanley of Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, who will speak on ‘Energy Use and Its Moral Implications’ Wednesday, Apr. 21. Sunday: sustainability panel ...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

Sun to Efficiently Power Campus, Save EMU Money

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