Solar Panel + Cozy Car = Organic Transit

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Solar Panel + Cozy Car = Organic Transit


July 3, 2013

Article: Solar Panel + Cozy Car = Organic Transit

Matthew Johnson

WELCOME TO DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA, home to North Carolina Central University, The Museum of Life and Science, and now the founding city to the state’s first OTV (organic transit vehicle).

I am truly excited to see this piece of creation zooming around the cities of America. Providing alternatives for exercising with the biking feature, and staying environmentally friendly by running your battery from solar paneling.

Here are a few links for further research and insight.

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UNC-TV Interview

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Students Learn, the County Saves: First PG County public school to go solar!

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The fist Prince George County public school to host a rooftop solar array installed yesterday their first solar panels. At the end of this month, the University Park Elementary School will host a solar system that will generate 85,000 kWh, avoid 60 tons of CO emissions and bring a revenue of up to $18,000 annually from the sale of electricity and renewable energy tax credits. SAM_5996

The project is a joint venture between the Town of University Park, Md. and the Prince George’s County Public School System, and Standard Solar, Inc. will be carrying out the project.

The project is funded by the Small Town Energy Program (STEP) of the Town of University Park. STEP began in 2010 with a 3-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a roadmap for other small towns to reduce their energy use and greenhouse has emissions. The solar panels in the school…

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