Project Green: ODU solar panels

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by Joe Flanagan, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 18 at 7:16 PM

NORFOLK-- ODU installed giant solar panels on top of Kaufman Hall Friday that will rotate and track the sun.

The electrical engineering department won a $500,000 grant from Dominion Virginia Power to study solar energy.

Associate Professor Sylvain Marsillac, recognized as one of the country's leading researchers into photovoltaic energy, is leading the project. 

"At 8 o'clock in the morning I am generating no power.  At ten o'clock I am starting to generate good power.  Two o'clock, still good.  5 p.m., nothing.  The tracking system from 8 to 5 generates power," said Marsillac    

The study will last three years.

Click here for more information on the project.

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