7,800 solar panels on 9 acres of land
Solar City began installing 1,207 galvanized posts, 5 feet into the ground, to support over 7,800 solar panels in July 2013. The project is located on 9 acres of hillside adjacent to Moehl Stadium. The panels will be tilted at 35 degrees with different orientations ranging from 180 to 210 degrees south to capture the sun’s rays and convert the energy into electricity to power approximately 35% of the Oregon Tech campus.
Renewable Energy Engineering Degrees
In 2005, Oregon Tech furthered its commitment to sustainable power by introducing the first Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Systems in North America (now known as Renewable Energy Engineering). Oregon Tech’s renewable energy program establishes the engineering principles graduates will need to develop, promote, and implement sustainable energy technologies. Oregon Tech’s BS in Renewable Energy Engineering degree program is the only ABET-accredited energy engineering program in North America.
The Master of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering (MSREE) program is offered at the Oregon Tech Wilsonville Campus. The MSREE program accommodates both full-time students and working professionals. The MSREE program is designed to prepare graduates to be energy engineering professionals who have advanced knowledge and skills that enable them to assume a broad range of technical leadership roles.