GOSHEN – Goshen College students need more sunny days this year because they are hoping to heat the water at the campus REC center by using sunshine.
This has been in the works for the past three years now. Students helped design and build most of the project themselves.
Right now, solar energy is only going to be used to heat the showers at the REC center but students and teachers say they want this to catch on throughout campus and around the world.
“The aim of this is to replace the use of natural gas, which would normally be used in a boiler to heat the water,” said John Buschert, a physics professor at Goshen College. “Instead, we are heating it from solar energy.”