To report an issue with one of the solar umbrellas email Shane Tedder at email@example.com.
Learn more about the University of Kentucky’s efforts to decarbonize campus operations with Kentucky-based solar power: uknow.uky.edu/campus-news/uk-enters-agreement-ku-purchase-solar-power
Ribbon-cutting for the solar tables: https://www.engr.uky.edu/news/2022/12/grid-uk-energy-club-leads-charge-solar-powered-umbrellas-campus
The Energy Club at the University of Kentucky was founded in 2018 and has been growing and developing our educational, social, and professional presence since then. Every year, the club hosts guest speakers, industry tours, and projects for members to participate in. In Fall 2022, Energy Club set its sights on a bigger project than they’ve ever undertaken: the installation of 8 solar-powered umbrellas with phone-charging capabilities on campus. The club planned and executed the purchase of these umbrellas with sponsorship from Coca-Cola, the Student Sustainability Council, the Student Government Association, and the College of Engineering.
The 8 Enerfusion Solar-Dok umbrellas are located in two different locations on campus. One set of 4 umbrellas is between the 90 dining hall and the Lewis Honors College and the other set is across from the Student Center, in front of Jewell Hall.
Thank you to the Energy Club board members:
|President||Colin Greer||Mason Wood|
|Vice President||Mason Wood||Benjamin Scott|
|Secretary||Jennings Rule||Jennings Rule|
|Project Directors||Benjamin Scott Taylor Bowers||Nathan Church Lillian Kirby|
|Financial Director||Benjamin Harper||Benjamin Harper|
|Events Director||Lillian Kirby||Theresa Dienno|
|Social Media/PR Director(s)||Aliza Brown Edward Mesta III||Shaun Lavin|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Isabel Escobar||Dr. Isabel Escobar|
And a huge thank you to our sponsors and to Shane Tedder, the University of Kentucky Sustainability Coordinator, for all the support.