UW students to install solar panels in Puerto Rico

Article originally published by CBS 58

A group of at least 30 students from University of Wisconsin-Madison has started Solar Para Niños, a project to implement solar energy in Puerto Rico. The students plan to design and install a distributed solar system at Hogar Albergue para Niños Jesus de Nazaret, a nonprofit shelter for physically abused children…

James Tinjum, a professor in the UW Department of Engineering Professional Development, helped bring the students together for the project. He said installing solar panels at the shelter could potentially cut the electricity bill in half… Their goal is to raise $60,000 by July 1 to complete the first phase of the project. Tinjum even plans to complete a 1250 mile bike ride this summer to help raise money.