Solar Panels help power John Bardo Center

In honor of Earth Day April 22, the Office of Strategic Management and Enrollment is highlighting several sustainability programs available at the university.

In February 2020, Evergy supported the purchase and installation of eight solar panel configurations on the roof of the Bardo Center.  These solar panels provide green power to the building and are a valuable training tool for Wichita State’s engineering students.

The machinery allows Wichita State to gather and analyze solar energy production and utilization data. The energy generated provides about 2.5% of the total load for the Bardo Center.