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Chico State Opens Nation’s First Thin-Film Solar Charging Station

Chico State Opens Nation’s First Thin-Film Solar Charging Station

George Johnston

August 25, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State unveiled the nation's first thin-film solar charging station, Tuesday afternoon. This student-led project took over a year of designing, planning and reviewing in return for academic credit.The charging station is powered by by a 600-watt solar photovoltaic array of thin-film panels and a 12...

Butte students help create sustainable energy

Butte students help create sustainable energy

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 3, 2016


Filed under News

Butte County is striving to meet 2020 emissions goals with help from a team of college students. The Butte College Math Engineering Science Achievement program, also known as MESA, is a group of students interested in working in the technical field. The MESA program helps connect these students to...

Former Giants manager Dusty Baker visits Chico State

Former Giants manager Dusty Baker visits Chico State

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

Former San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker is trading in his baseball uniform for solar panels. Baker, who recently started a solar company, visited Chico State on Feb. 27 to learn more about alternative energy sources. He spent his time with professor Greg Kallio, who is a big supporte...

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