Renewable Energy

The wind turbine, one of Luther's sources of renewable energy.

Luther College has invested in several renewable energy systems over the past two decades to heat and power our campus and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. These investments include geothermal energy systems at Baker Village (1999) and the Center for the Arts (2003), a 1.6 megawatt wind turbine on the bluff west of campus (2011), and a substantial solar photovoltaic system (280 kilowatt), which was the largest in Iowa when constructed in 2012. The pages on this site provide more detail about these projects and many others that are either underway or on the drawing boards.