Source: Riverside the Magazine (April-May 2009)
Let the sun shine
What started as a way to help offset electricity used by La Sierra University’s power hungry Thaine B. Price Science Complex has grown to something much larger.
LSU biology Professor Lee Greer is leading a project that will consider multi-million-dollar bids for photovoltaic arrays that will be situated on campus.
Once installed, the hope is that the system will generate hundreds of kilowatt hours of power.
Greer and a group from the university’s School of Business and Students In Free Enterprise team will be among those evaluating the proposals.
Talk about a class project.
Energy awareness doesn’t stop for Greer when he leaves campus. He had solar panels and double-paned windows installed at his 1940s-era home, and he often bikes or rides a moped to work.
“As a biologist and an evolutionary biologist concerned about bio-diversity on the planet, it is an ethical concern of mine,” Greer says. “It’s a pocketbook issue as well.” (emphasis added)