Solar Panels at WPI

Three solar powered walkway lights were installed at WPI's Alumni Field in early September. The lights contain a solar panel which charges a battery located in its base in order to operate LED lighting at night. "There was a concern about student safety in some of the pathways leading to the Alumni Field from Harrington Auditorium. It was less expensive to purchase and install the solar power lights than installing our campus standard lights and having to run electrical power in those locations. The solar lights are similar in appearance to our standard polls, as they have the same fixture," said Fred DiMauro, assistant VP for WPI Facilities.


September 15, 2008

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