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Beta Theta Pi goes green with use of solar panels


The Beta Theta Pi fraternity recently became only the second fraternity in the country and the first at UF to install solar panels on the roof of its house. Sustainability studies junior Stuart Block, 20, has been a driving force in making the project happen. The $44,000 project was funded by a Progress Energy rebate and a $10,000 loan through an education fund. The loan will be reimbursed through energy-related UF community service performed by Beta fraternity brothers. The system was installed by Power Production Management, a local solar installation company.

Photo by Eric Zamora/UF Photography