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Solar PVs at Idea Garden (In Progress)

Project History

  • 8/2/2018

    Spring 2018 semesterly report submitted to the Student Sustainability Committee for the Solar at the Idea Garden project.

  • 7/20/2018

    The solar PV design for the rooftop of the Idea Garden shed is 12 panels with 340 Watts each, which is a total of 4.08 kWdc. The construction estimate is in progress at F&S, then an interconnect agreement will be needed from Ameren.


The Idea Garden currently lacks access to electricity, making garden maintenance a challenge. Since the Idea Garden’s mission statement is “helping others learn to grow,” the volunteer-led team only wants sustainable infrastructure added to its garden. To add utilities to the site in an environmentally-friendly manner, the Idea Garden staff and volunteers requested funding from the Student Sustainability Committee. They received $56,400 in December 2017 to install solar panels, giving electricity to the area.



This is a Student Sustainability Committee supported project.

Project Team

  • Project Leader:

    Ryan Pankau

    Team Members:

    • Ava Heap
    • Sandra Mason
    • Andrew Stumpf
    • Kristine Chalifoux
    • Brad Kline


  • Proposed December 22, 2015
    Proposed by Ava Heap
    Investigated February 1, 2016
    Investigated by Kristine Chalifoux
    Approved March 8, 2016
    Approved by Architecture Review Committee


Project Location(s)

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