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The Pilot Project Of University Of Columbia Hints At A Green Future


Solar panels installed at Columbia Riverside Avenue hints at the future of renewable energy which has attracted positive remarks from the leading industrialists.

The Pilot Project Of University Of Columbia Hints At A Green Future
Dailycsr.com – 01 September 2015 – The University of California’s “Riverside Center for Environmental Technology” had received a donation of solar panel from SolarMax Technology as a part of “$10 million carbon-free energy system”. Since then, it has been working on its “solar demonstration project” whereby it draws worldwide attention from the renewable energy sector. The police makers and the main stakeholders alike anticipate that:

“... the visibility surrounding the cutting-edge pilot project spurs more exploration in how to make battery stored solar commercially viable”.
The project demonstrates the first of its kind “public-private initiative” of partnership in renewable energy which involves government organisations, education sector and industry bodies. Moreover, it also exemplifies that solar power can help as a facilitators and also feed extra power back into the “power grid through battery storage”. It can open ways for future wherein humanity can access abundant “reserves of clean, green solar energy”. Likewise, the pollution emanated from the burning of “fossil fuel-burning plants”.
Along the Riverside of Columbia Avenue, SolarMax Technology has installed its panels on top of “seven parking structures” which are located at the C-CERT facility. The total value of solar panels that has been installed comes up to “$800,000” and stand over an area of “some 200 parking spaces” whereby it generates “500 kW” of electricity. The amount of electricity produced thus can easily “power a trio of UC-Riverside buildings” along with five other electric-charging stations. Whereas, the excess amount of electricity generated is directed towards a pair of batteries that are almost of the size of a refrigerator. The batteries have been supplied by Winston Battery and are capable of saving “2 megawatts of power” energy.
The storage capacity if these batteries have attracted positive outlook of “industry advocates” who are trying to increase “the reliability of renewable energy generation” especially when the weather conditions are not favourable enough for power generation. Furthermore, BusinessWire informs that
“Lawmakers and environmental advocates seeking to increase the ratio of renewable energy as a percentage of total power used by consumers view storage as the key to further reducing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels”.
While the executive vice president of SolarMax Technology, Ching Liu commented that:
“The implications for the environment, industry, and the generations that follow are breathtaking. The C-CERT project is an extremely ambitious undertaking. But, we also see it as a game-changer in terms of solar’s potential and we are honored that UC-Riverside approached us to join the public-private partnership. What we need to do now is figure out how best to scale a model like this for commercial use.”