Arizona State University: Innovation and Education in the Valley of the Sun
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Arizona State University is harnessing the power of the sun to turn its campuses into a solar laboratory. Through partnerships with utilities and private industry, ASU has created the largest single university solar system in the country. ASU is capturing solar energy from building rooftops, parking garages and lots, and from the PowerParasol, an innovative, 24-foot-high platform that spans more than five acres.
By the end of 2012, ASU will generate 17 megawatts of solar power. Our leading solar program not only allows us to utilize our abundant natural resource within the Valley of the Sun, but also teaches our students about their environmental impact and empowers them to change the world.