Project Status

Award Granted

EBSCO Solar 2022 Press Release

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 24, 2022 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will be awarding $300,000 in grants to four libraries looking to further their sustainability goals. The John D. MacArthur Campus Library at Florida Atlantic University, Florida; Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library, Wisconsin; Lincoln Library, Vermont; and Alan Batey Library and Learning Commons at Camosun College, British Columbia, Canada, will each receive an EBSCO Solar Grant to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grants offset the cost of installing solar panels and allow the libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.


Weekly Solar Team Check-ins Begin - July 25th, 2022        

Capstone Senior Design Class, Student Group 9

Solar Team Presentation to Class - August 19th, 2022
Selected by Team 9 - October 4th, 2022
Weekly Meetings Begin Between Solar Team & Team 9 - October 24th, 2022

Solar Lab Functional - February 20, 2023

Jupiter Initial Site Visit

Introduction of Key Stakeholders - October 28th, 2022

View the Proposed Site of the Installation & Meet with Jupiter Facilities Team

Discuss Timeline and Deliverables of the Project

Assess the Electric Meter Location

Tour the Electric Room in Library

Boca Raton Site

Initial Site Visit with Group 9 Students - November 1st, 2022

Hands-on Experience with the Electrical Components of the Boca Raton Solar Array
Develop Plan for Weather Monitoring

Determine Remote Sensing Approach for Monitoring Output and Health of System

Design and Materials

Sensors and Weather Station Ordered - December 2nd, 2022
FAU Design & Construction Services Project Manager Assigned - January 20th, 2023
Inverter Ordered - January 30th, 2023

Earth Day 2023 Symposium

Sustainability and Libraries - April 22nd, 2023

Spring 2023 Senior Design Showcase

Senior Design Project that included repairing and enhancing the operation of the PV arrays at the Research Park and creating a System Status Dashboard and website - May 3rd, 2023



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