Solar Panels Installed at Wittenborg's Apeldoorn Campus
The past week has seen 64 solar panels installed on the roof of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' Spoorstraat building in Apeldoorn, near the city's railway station. With the solar panels in place the energy consumption will go down to approximately 19,000 Kwh of energy per year from the current 38,000 kwh per year. That's about 8,740 kilos less CO2 emitted.
The project was completed this week over a period of five days, according to Vikram Athavale, Wittenborg's Coordinator Student Support, Facilities and Student Housing. "For me this effort is one more step towards a sustainable, carbon-free and cost-effective, efficient energy source," he said.
"The whole installation process is being managed by two companies, Linthorst and ZonSimpel. The look of the historic Spoorstraat building at eye-level will not be altered at all and the panels were operational by Wednesday."
by Anesca Smith