2015 Solar umbrellas

Date: 2015

Description: RESPC added 15 Powersol umbrellas to seating areas around campus.  In addition, UNC ITS donated 3 umbrellas.  Solar panels are fixed to the tops of the umbrellas which generate enough electricity to power three USB ports.  The umbrellas are at the following locations: 6 by the Pit Stop at Student Stores, 3 at the Student Union, 3 at Lenoir Dining Hall, 3 at Rams Head Dining Hall, 1 at Morrison, 1 at Koury, and 1 at Parker.

Allocation amount: $19,125

Benefits to students and UNC:

  • Energy education
  • Creating places for students to charge their devices
  • Generating clean energy