NORFOLK-- ODU installed giant solar panels on top of Kaufman Hall Friday that will rotate and track the sun.

The electrical engineering department won a $500,000 grant from Dominion Virginia Power to study solar energy.

Associate Professor Sylvain Marsillac, recognized as one of the country's leading researchers into photovoltaic energy, is leading the project.

'At 8 o'clock in the morning I am generating no power. At ten o'clock I am starting to generate good power. Two o'clock, still good. 5 p.m., nothing. The tracking system from 8 to 5 generates power,' said Marsillac

The study will last three years.

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