Ribbon cutting for solar panels at ETSU’s Sherrod Library

A project focused on clean-sustainable energy finally came to life Tuesday after years of hard work.

Nearly 200 solar panels were recently installed on the roof of the Sherrod Library at East Tennessee State University’s campus.

School officials say the new power source is expected to offset consumption of more than six homes.

The cost was about $150,000 but organizers said it was a great investment. 

“We really are aware of our footprint and the fact that we are a large energy user and this is just one way that we are trying to make sure we are not contributing to the problem,” said Kathleen Moore, Director of Sustainability, “we’re helping to solve it.”

We’re told the money to fund the project came from the $7 per semester campus sustainability fee paid by ETSU students. 

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