The addition of new solar panels on the south-facing awning of the Marlboro College Graduate Center, on October 28, marked the latest stage in the greening of Marlboro. The new system includes a series of 16 grid-tied photovoltaic panels, rated at a total of 4,560 watts, facing the graduate center parking lot.
“It’s a very visible start to what could be a larger project down the road,” said K.P. Peterson, the college’s master electrician. Although the panels are not sufficient to generate all of the electricity used by the facility, long-range plans include expanding on the project to include panels on the roof.