UI to use solar energy

Published 11/09 2012 04:11PM

Updated 11/12 2012 09:55AM

CHAMPAIGN -- Soon the UI will get some of its energy from a solar farm. It was approved by the board of trustees Thursday.

By spring, you'll see solar panels spread throughout 20 acres of a field at the corner of Windsor and First. The panels will provide renewable energy for 5% of campus and should be complete by next fall.

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