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Penn State's class of 2015 invites members of the University community to participate in a competition to design the Solar Panel Array, the 2015 class gift chosen last fall in a vote by seniors.
Penn State's class of 2015 invites members of the University community to participate in a competition to design the Solar Panel Array, the 2015 class gift chosen last fall in a vote by seniors.

No one can dispute the fact that February was a brutally cold month, with record low temperatures in the Valley and snowfalls in parts of the northeast, like New England. But Michael E.

In recent years, searching for renewable energy resources has become something of a treasure hunt. A group of Penn State students spent their spring break in Costa Rica learning about one of those “treasures” -- cow manure.

One of the students' main projects was to build an anaerobic digester -- or biodigester -- for a local dairy farmer.

As the price of solar energy credits in Pennsylvania continued to tumble last year, other renewable energy resources saw a boost, giving hope to some alternative energy advocates that such credits might incentivize more clean power development.

Sustainable landscaping for suburban yards will be the topic at a Penn State Brandywine lecture.

UNIVERSITY PARK When the humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneurship program at Penn State created what it thought was the perfect technology to aid farmers in Africa, all it needed was the right partner to help promote it.