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ERIC Number: EJ1399421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2577-7270
EISSN: EISSN-2577-7289
An Exploration of Using Solar Photovoltaic Cells as a Sustainable Solution in Higher Education
Seng, Thomas; Sasso, Pietro A.
Higher Education Politics & Economics, v9 n2 p49-65 2023
The purpose of this convergent parallel mixed-methods instrumental case study was to examine the feasibility of Solar Photovoltaics (PV) as an economic and environmental sustainability tool for higher education while, at the same time, gauging essential university stakeholder knowledge, opinions and beliefs regarding sustainable development, sustainable universities, and support for sustainable initiatives on campus. The findings from this study at a Midwestern university indicated that the solar power system generated electricity at a lower cost than the local electric utility was charging and a varied understanding of sustainable development by participants. Implications for provide insight into establishing stakeholder support and a cost/benefit model for sustainable development for institutions of higher learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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