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Auburn University generating solar power to charge university’s electric vehicles

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Solar power is providing the energy needed to charge 10 electric vehicles, or EVs, on the campus of Auburn University. Facilities Management, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, has funded a pilot project for the installation of 24 solar panels on top of the northeast and southeast stairwells of the stadium parking deck.

The solar panel system is capable of producing 6.6 kilowatts of power per day or about 13,250 kilowatt-hours of electrical energy per year. All of the power generated by the solar panels is fed back into the Auburn University master power grid as an offset to other energy used on campus.

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U.S. Navy engineering officer named to head Facilities Division at Auburn University

AUBURN – Capt. Daniel P. King, a civil engineer who is retiring from the U.S. Navy after 28 years, has been named assistant vice president for facilities at Auburn University, effective Dec. 8.

In his new post, King will oversee campus maintenance, planning and related functions, including many responsibilities formerly held by John Mouton of the McWhorter School of Building Science. Mouton recently returned to his academic post after three years as special assistant to the president.

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