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On March 26, the first day of the Envirolution Sustainability Tour, students swung by the Desert Research Institute in north Reno. There, knowledge-thirsty students heard presentations from DRI faculty and NV Energy staff; checked out DRI's solar installation and solar storage; engaged in a hands-on solar water pump project; and joined in a roundtable discussion with three research students.

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NNBW eric photo by Kaleb M. Roedel Eric Wilcox, associate research professor in climatology at DRI, explains solar power installation and solar storage to students participating in the Envirolution Sustainability Tour 2018 on Monday, March 26, at DRI.
NNBW - photo by Kaleb M. Roedel

NNBW leah photo by Kaleb M. Roedel Leah Madison, greenbox coordinator of the division of earth and ecosystem sciences at DRI, explains the purpose of the solar water pump project to the students on the Envirolution Sustainability Tour 2018.
NNBW - photo by Kaleb M. Roedel

NNBW mac photo by Kaleb M. RoedelMackenzie Peterson, greenbox administrator of the division of earth and ecosystem sciences at DRI, gives pointers to students as they attempt to create a small water pump with solar power.
NNBW - photo by Kaleb M. Roedel

Read the full article in the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.