UL Lafayette builds new Solar Energy Lab


A new 4,500-square-foot Solar Energy Lab is under construction at the UL Lafayette solar testing facility at the University Research Park in Lafayette, reports Developing Lafayette.

The 6-acre, 4,200-panel solar farm installation is one of the largest outdoor solar testing facilities in the southeastern portion of the U.S. According to UL Lafayette, the new solar lab will serve as a hub for solar research, technology development, instruction, training, outreach and workforce development.

The facility will also house solar testing equipment, a classroom, interactive learning applications, a seminar room with audio-visual tech, a conference room, and a visitor’s center complete with visual displays and informational kiosks. Read the entire story.