Solar Rover - Mobile Solar Power
In 2008, the President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability approved funding from the President's Sustainability Fund for a mobile solar station, to be used as a renewable power source for the Organic Farm (which doesn't have electric supply), to power campus events and activities, and to serve as a showcase project for renewable energy. The project was built entirely by students, staff, and faculty, and made its debut at the College's 2009 Earth Week festivities.
Solar Rover has powered a number of campus events, including DJs and other audio systems at parties, an audio-visual exhibit at an art gallery, and lights at a student-run fashion show. It has also powered countless laptops and cell phone chargers, and the occasional cooking device.
The Farm and the Sustainability Integration Office are still designing an official check-out process for Solar Rover. Please contact Farm Manager Adam Long if you would like more information about using the Solar Rover at an event.