Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Story about the solar compass in The Omega

Reporter Jim Elliot from the student newspaper The Omega at Thompson Rivers University wrote the following about the solar compass.

"TRU will soon be home to an innovative piece of solar technology that will both take care of some of the university’s energy needs and make for a prominent piece of campus architecture.
Solar panels will be embedded into the paved decorative compass that lies in front of the Arts and Education building after being awarded a $36,000 grant from the TRU Sustainability Grant Fund.
According to the team of students, staff, faculty and community members led by Geography professor Michael Mehta, who applied for the grant, the compass will feature glass plates thick enough to be walked or driven on with an embedded photovoltaic layer to collect energy from sunlight." 
To read the full article click here.