Renewable Energy Homestead 008

Renewable Energy Homestead 008

Living "off the grid" is achieved by harnessing the energy of the sun and wind. The Homestead's own solar panels, called the PowerLion, were designed and constructed by the College of Engineering, the Architectural Engineering Department, the West Penn Sustainable Energy Fund and the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology. Its thirty 53-watt solar panels and 12 photovoltaic gel batteries provide the energy Lettero needs to survive on the Homestead, supplemented by input from a wind generator.

Image: Penn State
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