Students upset that university stops project

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Officials at Missouri State University have stalled a solar energy project students had planned for more than a year that was to be funded through a student-paid sustainability fee.

The students spent 18 months devising a way to put solar panels on top of Meyer Library on the Springfield campus. The project was approved by student groups and would be funded by $2 per semester student sustainability fee. However, the school's Planning, Design and Construction Department made changes that greatly increased the cost, which could mean the project is doomed, The Springfield News-Leader reported.

The limited objective of the project was to provide electricity to power lights on a fountain outside the library.

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