Chalk up another institute of higher education getting into renewable energy. L.A. Southwest College (part of Los Angeles' community college system) has partnered with Chevron Energy Solutions to install a 4 MW solar power system on campus. This follows 1.2 MW installation earlier this year by another Los Angeles community college, East L.A. College.
According to Renewable Energy World, the school has said the system will be used as "a living model for students, allowing them to study renewable technologies as it relates to design, construction, chemistry and physics". It will also allow the college to save about $280,000 on its electricity bill, generating more than 5 million kWh of electricty.