Westar Energy recently donated a mobile solar panel unit to the College of Technology as part of the educational component of the Solar Photovoltaic Project.
Erik Mayer, associate professor of electronics engineering technology, said the unit is used to help give students a first-hand look at how solar energy works.
“It’s very nice to have something like this from Westar, because we can wheel it right outside and study the various ways that solar energy can be harnessed and put to use,” Mayer said.