Baker Village Solar Array Now Live!

Recipient of a 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award. One of eight colleges across the country to receive an "A" on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card.

Baker Village is a town house style living option for upper class students at Luther College that is heated with geothermal and now (as of Fall 2012) is powered by solar energy.

The solar array consists of   1,250 separate photovoltaic panels mounted in six rows on about two acres of land Luther College owns north of Pole Line Road.

The solar field powering Baker Village is expected to produce an estimated 375,000 kW hours of electricity, which is the average amount of electricity Baker Village has consumed each of the last three years (2009-2011).  The data for the solar array can be seen live here.

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