ASU is breaking ground as the most solar university in the United States, covering just about everything the brutal desert sun hits with electricity-harvesting silicon cells. And we mean everything — buildings, parking lots, classrooms — even students’ faces! All right, maybe not quite that far.
Artist’s impression of what Face Solar would look like
It’s quite impressive — almost 30% of ASU’s daytime power needs are from sunlight now! They get it. While universities only account for 3% of the United States’ electricity consumption, they account for 100% of the United States’ higher-educated students who will inherit this world and have to fix its problems.