STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

New Solar Panels at Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University installed 68 new solar panels today. They were put on the new Student Rec Storage Center.

Posted: Sep 25, 2018 6:19 PM

Southern Oregon University got new solar panels today. They installed 68 of them. SOU installed their first solar panels in 2000. This fall about 18 years later 7 buildings will have the solar panels on them

Roxane Beigel-Coryell the sustainability recycling coordinator at SOU says "SOU from all aspects really supports sustainability from our students all the way up to the administration. We are really excited for it cause it's a 57 percent increase on our generating capacity for solar on site."

Crews spent the day installing all 68 of them. Newswatch 12 got footage of it on our drone. It's the first of three buildings getting the panels.

Roxane Beigel-Coryell says "right now we have five buildings with solar on them and we are adding two more buildings to that total plus we are expanding our solar on the library."

With the five buildings that have solar panels right now they save about 20 thousand dollars a year. Adding three new sets of panels will increase that savings.

Roxane says "the most exciting thing we are doing this fall are the panels that are going up on the library cause those are being funded by students."

The University actually pays the students back through the power that is generated by the panels. Roxane says it's a great opportunity for the students and they were the ones that came up with the idea.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4185

Reported Deaths: 153
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah114259
Marion94925
Washington73417
Clackamas30611
Deschutes1240
Umatilla1163
Linn1159
Polk9812
Lane693
Yamhill697
Jackson650
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos310
Jefferson300
Douglas270
Wasco231
Josephine231
Hood River160
Columbia160
Lincoln120
Morrow110
Curry70
Union60
Tillamook60
Crook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 109895

Reported Deaths: 4144
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles537462339
Riverside7486323
San Diego7385269
Orange6100146
San Bernardino5200204
Alameda328995
Santa Clara2731141
San Francisco253241
Kern214538
San Mateo210484
Tulare184484
Fresno171435
Santa Barbara164912
Imperial163427
Contra Costa142637
Sacramento140056
Ventura107833
San Joaquin85834
Kings7353
Stanislaus69928
Sonoma5484
Solano51722
Monterey50910
Marin45014
Merced2837
San Luis Obispo2691
Placer2149
Santa Cruz2122
Yolo21024
Napa1123
Madera1042
Humboldt993
El Dorado900
San Benito872
Del Norte450
Butte440
Sutter432
Nevada411
Shasta374
Mono351
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake210
Inyo201
Mariposa161
Glenn160
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou70
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Tehama41
Plumas40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Medford
Scattered Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 71°
Brookings
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 67°
Crater Lake
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 65°
Grants Pass
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 70°
Klamath Falls
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 65°
Isolated showers and storms Monday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events