Luther College builds Iowa’s largest solar array

Photo courtesy of Luther College.

The largest solar energy production site in the state will be brought online later this month on the campus of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

The new $1.2 million solar energy field will consist of 1,250 separate solar panels, and is part of Luther’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by the year 2030. The field will provide electricity for Baker Village, an all-electric student housing facility.

“It’s a big thing to show students that we can have a 0 percent carbon footprint,’ said Jim Martin-Schramm, who teaches a Luther course on ethics, energy and climate. ‘The project has educational value in addition to economic and environmental value.”

For more information on Luther College’s sustainability efforts, visit their website.

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