Harnessing solar power in Denver,
is becoming a viable solution to
high energy cost.
Senior Kyle Sundman, is the
leader behind the $1.7
million solar project at DU
The “Sun Light” on top of DU’s Sturm College of Law, is a good example of what
solar panels on the Ritchie Center might look like.
Residential areas have already made the
move to solar power. Above, a home on the
West side of Washington park near the DU
Left: A photo taken from the plane, showing
the a community in Colorado Springs, riddle
with solar panels.
The Las Vegas Strip, a prime example of a “ Energy consumption nightmare.” Las Vegas
consumes 15% of the energy produced by the Hoover Dam.
An example of how DU’s sustainability
efforts can improve. Here, is a student
using three propane tanks, to cook
one piece of meat. One tank would
Even at 6:40pm, DU students can play Volleyball out side Sturm, because of the sunlight
that breaks through the clouds.
The University of Denver, has already
implemented sustainable strategies like this
water bottle filling station in Driscoll. This one
has helped eliminate waste from 116,504
disposable plastic water bottles.
DU’s bike renting
station is powered
by solar energy. This
station also helps
and cost associated
Colorado’s “Three-hundred days of sunshine”, undoubtedly make it a great location for
using solar energy.
The Gates Field house, where Kyle Sundman,
plans to install DU’s first large scale solar