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Green Visions
A Northland Morning feature focusing on local environmental issues, heard Wednesdays at 8:20 a.m. Green Visions is brought to you by All Energy Solar, Minnesota Power Energy Conservation Program, and Energy Plus.

Green Visions: SUN Delegation

Solar panels at a slant beneath a partly cloudy blue sky
Tua Ulama [Via Flickr]

The SUN Delegation has been working toward getting more solar power on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth and beyond. The group consists of students from many different educational paths.

Riya Milan, a mechanical engineering major and SUN delegation member, notes that the pandemic has been a hindrance to moving forward, but previous goals are still worth mentioning. "We got a 43kw array on the Oakland Aspen apartments," says Milan of a 2018 project. "This year we're planning on doing some smaller projects."

Achieving these green goals requires coordination between the office of sustainability, facilities management, and the student body. Petitions and presentations, as well as conversations, are a frequent path to success for the delegation.

Although the route forward involves plenty of complexity, for Milan, the mission is simple; "Get as much solar as we can."

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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