An ambitious solar project rolling out across Oregon college campuses next week would set one university on a path toward energy independence.
The five megawatts planned for Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, and Eastern Oregon would create a bigger solar project than any currently operating in Oregon.
"It's really a big deal. It's exciting. It's terrific for the people of Oregon, and it's really going to save us money in the long run," says OIT's President Christopher Maples.
State energy department records list the total estimated cost at more than $26 million. State and federal tax credits could cover much of that.
You know how I know this is a huge money saver: everyone is doing it! Oh wait...
I'm glad that these university presidents get to participate in the latest fad using taxpayer dollars but can they at least acknowledge that it's a money loser and not a money saver? Man up and just tell us that you want to be cooler than those kids in San Fransisco.
Government agencies trying to "out green" each other will be the death of us.