University of Idaho Solar Initiative

Raised toward our $65,000 Goal
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Project ends on December 10, at 11:59 PM PST
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Your donations are accelerating U of I's transition to renewable energy!

October 21, 2019

Dear friends,


On behalf of the students, staff, faculty, and administrators working on the Solar Initiative, thank you for your donation! Your kindness and generosity is accelerating the U of I's transition to clean, renewable energy!!  


We'd also like to thank the 30+ solar ambassadors who are volunteering their time to help tell the story of solar.  Delany Buel, a junior studying Journalism and Mass Media is filming short clips of supporters expressing WHY bringing solar to campus matters to them. Kylie Cutler, a junior studying Civil Engineering and a co-lead on the Solar Initiative explains why renewable energy is important to her.  


With gratitude,

Jeannie, Marc, and Kylie




We've raised $6,000 in 1-week!

October 15, 2019

To our generous donors, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude for your very kind gift. Collectively, we have raised $6,000 which is enough to support the purchase of 36 solar panels for the rooftop of IRIC!!



Electricity usage accounts for over two-thirds of campus greenhouse gas emissions making it the most important factor in reducing our carbon footprint.  That’s why the Sustainability Center in collaboration with Facilities has developed plans for a large solar power array, the first of its kind on campus.  Over its lifetime, the system will generate more than 5-million kW hours of energy and in the process eliminating 4.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. 


Installation of a solar array is one of many cost saving steps the university is taking on our journey toward carbon neutrality by 2030.






Thank you for your generosity!

October 11, 2019

Dear friends,


It’s a heartwarming experience to open the U&I GIVE SOLAR website to find so many generous donations from friends and colleagues near and far.  You are wonderful—Thank You!   In addition, we’d like to give special recognition to MW Consulting Engineers for their investment of $1,000 in renewable solar energy. 


Collectively, our donations of $4,810 are enough to support the purchase of 29 solar panels on IRIC!  Because of you, we are moving toward a carbon neutral future and giving students a hands on learning experience in a rapidly growing jobs market.


With gratitude,

Jeannie, Marc and Kylie

Fundraising for renewable solar energy!

October 07, 2019

The culmination of two years of work, the campus solar initiative is a passion project for many engineers, architects and administrators working to bring renewable solar energy to campus.  Please take a minute or two to watch the solar videos—above—and you’ll learn for yourself why we are dedicated to installing a solar array on the Moscow campus!


We were fortunate to have an engineering student, Ned Caisley, on our staff when we began this project two years ago.  In addition to writing and producing the two videos above, Ned took the lead in completing a campus solar site assessment which you can review on the Sustainability Center website at  We wouldn’t be where we are today without Ned’s support, and frankly we could use your support too.  Please consider giving what you can. With your help we are one step closer on the university’s journey toward carbon neutrality by 2030!


With gratitude,

Jeannie, Marc and Kylie

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