Solar power is one of the many sustainable energy technologies being investigated for use in distributed generation across Ontario. Solar panels convert light into electrical energy without any moving parts, noise, or pollution, and without the need for frequent maintenance.
A 20 kilowatt solar array was placed on an adjacent building, Goodwin Hall, in June of 2002. It was constructed as a learning, teaching, and research tool for Applied Science students, and it generates enough power to run five family homes. The array feeds its power into Walter Light Hall, Goodwin Hall, and the Integrated Learning Centre (Beamish Munro Hall).