Nicole Nixon – KUER
The University of Utah has unveiled a new online dashboard that will display the energy production of solar panels on the J. Willard Marriott Library.
The dashboard was designed and implemented by students and will appear on screens inside the Marriott Library.
Alberta Comer is the Dean of the Marriott Library. She says it not only tracks the energy production of the six solar arrays on the library’s roof, “But it makes this data more easily accessible and appreciated by noting examples of the emissions offset, so that when you look at it, you’ll know how much power is used to brew a cup of coffee or power a laptop.”
The dashboard also notes how many barrels of oil and carbon emissions are saved from the energy produced by the solar panels. (…)