Although Ryerson makes vast urban renovations, renewable energy continues to be left at nighttime.

Recently, alternative renewable energy sources have grown to be popular, with lots of universities embracing the sustainable and economical advantages of solar energy.

EarthTechling reports that the Californian private, non-profit college has installed over 3,000 solar panels at a couple of its campuses. Situated in San Diego, National University expects to create enough electricity to power almost 130 American homes annually and spend less than $1.6 million within the next 20 years.Nearer to home, the University of Waterloo’s environmental department reports it has finished installing solar panels on a single of its buildings.

It’s expected to generate 11 percent of the building’s electricity, approximately enough to power seven Canadian homes. Ryerson President Sheldon Levy indicates support for that installations, and states that Ryerson has considered the potential of using rooftops for solar projects.

“We are considering all of those features where you can, but it is really a lot easier on buildings where one can [utilize] the roof,” said Levy. “You don’t need to restrict it to new buildings. Should you look at the quantity of roof space open on Kerr Hall, there’s the possibility that one could implement that strategy on existing buildings.”

First-year urban and regional planning student Priynka Bagchi is within favour from the idea.

“It ought to be on newer buildings,” she said. “They should figure something out.”

However numerous issues happen to be raised concerning the installation process.