Andrea Brunelle's blog series on her experience with the U Community Solar program

Andrea Brunelle is participating in the U Community Solar program.  She is writing a series of blogs reporting on its effects on her life.  Read the first article here and check back for more of her story!

The University of Utah is the first university in the country to sponsor a community solar program. The program offers U community members the opportunity to purchase discounted rooftop solar panels and installation for their homes.  Solar installers are able to offer a discount because these programs tend to generate more customers in close proximity during a specific timeframe. Two solar installers, Creative Energies and Gardner Engineering, will provide about a 25 percent discount to those who enroll through the program.

“We are pleased to offer members of the U community real benefits from our campus sustainability efforts and in the process make an even bigger positive environmental impact,” said University of Utah President David W. Pershing. “Through this unique program, we will truly make a difference locally.”

The limited-time U Community Solar program launched April 22, 2014 and runs through October 1, 2014. Members of the U community, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and campus guests in Salt Lake, Summit and Davis counties are eligible to participate.

U Community Solar program

2nd blog: Understanding solar installation, step by step (8/5/2014)

3rd blog: One kilowatt hour per day (9/29/2014)

Solar panels will be installed on the roof