The Solar Cells On the Roof of Small (SCORS) committee, a part of the William and Mary Society of Physics Students, is devoted to the creation of a solar power facility on the roof of Small Hall. The project will demonstrate the viability of harnessing solar energy to supplement campus power as a part of the College of William and Mary's sustainability initiative. The group has designed and is constructing a solar cell testing station with funds from COS to measure the electrical performance of different solar cell technologies. Once the most efficient technology is determined, it will be used as the basis for the final facility which will be integrated into the newly renovated physics building. In addition to providing electrical power, the solar array will also be used to educate the greater university community about the physics and capabilities of photovoltaic power.
This project was made possible by the William and Mary Committee on Sustainability (COS).