Case Studies

Colby College: Developing a Diverse Solar & Carbon Neutrality Strategy

The case study series “Solar University Network: Innovation in Solar Energy Finance & Development” highlights higher education investment in solar energy projects. The purpose of these case studies is to showcase working financial models for universities and other higher education institutions to invest in solar energy on campus. In this case study, we look at how Colby College uses a variety of strategies including on-campus production, green power purchasing and carbon offsets to tackle their greenhouse gas emissions.

See other resources from this project at www.solarendowment.org/resources.

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Luther College: Third-Party, Supporter-Financed Campus Solar. An Approach and a Partnership that Works.

The case study series “Solar University Network: Innovation in Solar Energy Finance & Development” highlights higher education investment in solar energy projects. The purpose of these case studies is to showcase working financial models for universities and other higher education institutions to invest in solar energy on campus. In this case study, we look at how Luther College uses donors and supporters to fund their renewable energy campus initiatives.

See other resources from this project at www.solarendowment.org/resources.

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Wake Technical Community College: Public College Foundation Investment in Solar

The case study series “Solar University Network: Innovation in Solar Energy Finance & Development” highlights higher education investment in solar energy projects. The purpose of these case studies is to showcase working financial models for universities and other higher education institutions to invest in solar energy on campus. In this case study, we look at how Wake Technical Community College uses an institutional foundation to fundraise and support solar projects on campus.

See other resources from this project at www.solarendowment.org/resources.

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Appalachian State University: Supporting Solar Energy through a Student-Financed Renewable Energy Initiative

The case study series “Solar University Network: Innovation in Solar Energy Finance & Development” highlights higher education investment in solar energy projects. The purpose of these case studies is to showcase working financial models for universities and other higher education institutions to invest in solar energy on campus. In this case study, we look at how Appalachian State University finances energy projects and initiatives through a student-driven group and fees.

See other resources from this project at www.solarendowment.org/resources.

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Green Building Case Studies: Spelman College

In this case study series, first published on Second Nature’s Campus Green Builder website, we look at Climate Leadership Network institutions and their green building efforts. This case study recorded in 2009 looks at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and their sustainability missions, including the campus’s first environmentally oriented residential and dining center, “The Suites”.

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