Duke University students spend spring break installing solar in low-income neighborhood

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Monday, Jun 25, 2018 - 4:28 pm

In March 2018, the Duke University Energy Initiative sent a team of 11 undergraduate and graduate students to Los Angeles to install solar panels in a low-income neighborhood. Organized by the nonprofit Grid Alternatives, Solar Spring Break places student teams in communities across the country, where they help homeowners save money and send more clean energy to the electric grid. 

Students from a range of Duke University degree programs took part: 

  • Jack Bateman (E'21, mechanical engineering major);
  • Churong Feng (MEM'19); 
  • Jackson Floum (MEM'19);
  • Steven Herrera (T'21, undeclared major); 
  • Yi Jiang (MEM'19); 
  • Adair Jones (T'19, art and art history major); 
  • Sara Platek (T'21, undeclared major);
  • Levi Rhoades (T'19, environmental science major);
  • Shomik Verma (E'19, mechanical engineering major);
  • Thomas Wang (T'20, economics major); and
  • Liyue Zhang (MEM'19).


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