California Lutheran University’s first water fountain powered solely by solar energy was unveiled on Dec. 15 in front of
Students in Robert Rumer’s Introduction to Engineering class designed and constructed the fountain, which features a handcrafted waterwheel that uses hydropower. Camarillo-based SolarWorld USA donated a top-of-the-line 245-watt module for the project.
The fountain, which was later disassembled to make way for the demolition of E Building, will be reassembled and installed in the newly landscaped area where the building stood.
The landscape fountain is the latest green project undertaken by the CLU community, which is committed to reducing its
carbon footprint and to finding sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.
As a result of the fountain construction, Rumer has received several inquiries from groups and individuals looking for assistance on solar projects.