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Grant to Help Establish Solar Project at Fairmont State

Fairmont State

A solar energy program at Fairmont State University is getting a $10,000 boost from the Dominion Foundation.

Mark Barnes, director of gas operations for Dominion Hope in Clarksburg, presented the grant during a recent visit to the campus.

The project, titled “Solar Powered Learning, Research and Outreach,” aims to provide hands-on learning and research opportunities for university and high school students in the region and to raise awareness about the viability of solar energy.

A small solar array will be installed on campus, along with a cell phone and laptop charging station. Students will assist in the planning and preparation for these solar stations and then will observe and analyze their energy production.