The team of civil engineers branched out into areas such as heating and ventilation, plumbing and irrigation, and electrical engineering to make a design for the Solar Decathlon.
The team published results suggesting chemicals from fracking spills find their way through the local water system.
“Normally, we hear about phasing coal and fossil fuels out, but Columbia phased coal in,” organizer Gretchen Maune said.
The panels would add to an already existing collection
The line could fulfill part of Columbia’s energy requirements.
An energy systems basics course will serve as an introduction to other sustainability courses.
Experts’ opinions on what energy source the nation should focus on differ.