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Berkeley Carroll Goes Solar

Have you noticed the new solar panels on the gym roof at Lincoln Place?

During his senior year, Luis Arias '17/MIT '21 made solar panels at BC the focus of his capstone Science Research and Design project. Luis's final paper discussing the technical feasibility and economic viability of the solar power photovoltaic system was part of a presentation to the Landmarks Commission to seek special permission for this installation.

Luis's research showed that, along with the goal of leveraging alternative sources of energy, solar panels would provide educational value for our school. This proved to be a vital resource in helping to bring solar panels to BC, and goes to show how one student working with focus, intelligence, and good spirit can have a lasting impact.

Photos from the installation by EcoMen Solar: https://bit.ly/2Oog2lc

Time lapse drone footage of the installation: https://youtu.be/zqKzeWDBIzE