The University of Tulsa has been selected for an Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Partnership in recognition of its efforts to implement green power sources on campus. The EPA partnerships honor organizations dedicated to minimizing the risk of climate change.
As a Green Power Partner, TU gains access to EPA tools and resources that aid in achieving green power goals and communicating leadership in sustainability. In September, TU and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma completed the installation of 936 solar panels on the roof of the Case Tennis Center. The 300-kilowatt system is estimated to generate the amount of energy equivalent to solar energy harvested by 75 residential structures. TU and PSO’s collaboration is key to the company’s new projects in solar power generation. By adopting renewable, zero-emissions electricity, TU and PSO are reducing the world’s carbon footprint while supporting cleaner energy alternatives and demonstrating best practice environmental management.
Faculty and students in TU’s College of Engineering and Natural Sciences are conducting research on several projects related to the harvesting of solar energy and development of third generation solar cells.