Solar Panels Will Generate Heat and Hot Water at Some S.U. Apartments

Jul 25, 2013

Dozens of Syracuse University students living on south campus starting this fall will be getting their heat and hot water from the sun.  S-U has installed solar thermal panels on 20 buildings, which will serve 160 apartments.  

Newly installed solar panels perched atop SUs South Campus apartments.
Newly installed solar panels perched atop SUs South Campus apartments.
Credit WAERs Max Brady

WAER's Max Brady talked with S-U Sustainability Division Project Analyst and Public Relations Coordinator Brooke Wears.


Wears says the panels will work when it’s cloudy, or snowy, and they're angled so the snow won't collect on them.     More information on the project is at sustainability.syr.edu.