NASA-funded solar energy research at the College of Menominee Nation is generating useful information for home owners, businesses and organizations interested in renewable energy.
Lisa Bosman, the professor who wrote the successful grant request for the program, will present a public lecture on the research at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 in the CMN Trades Building on the Keshena campus, N172 State Highway 47/55.
“Shedding Light on Solar Energy System Performance and Valuation” will be followed by a brief walking-tour of research installations in the building.
Bosman said the research can aid a wide range of people, including home owners, real estate appraisers and sales companies, lending institutions, title companies and others.
The research will provide insights into the relative effectiveness of various types of installations given Midwest weather patterns and help determine long-term property valuation effects of solar paneling.