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Solar Farm a Possibility for East Campus

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July 29, 2022

Sunrise in the East

Marshall ChimwedziTo reach an ambitious benchmark calling for obtaining at least 30 percent of its energy from renewable sources, Alabama A&M University staff and faculty recently met with a team of specialists.

Coordinated by Marshall Chimwedzi, director of AAMU’s expanding electric Bulldog Transit System and its subsequent charging station, a meeting with Holt Renewables of Austin, Texas, offered information and insight on solar design, engineering, procurement and construction. 

Other AAMU staff members in attendance included Jeffrey Robinson, purchasing; Brian Shipp, physical facilities; Dr. Ernst Cebert, manager, Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station; Dr. Raziq Yaqub, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and Jerome Saintjones, public relations.

Chimwedzi is embarking on an east campus solar farm that could provide a boost of electric energy for the bus charging station near the Physical Facilities area and across from the Mamie Labon Foster Complex.