Stan Bergkamp, a physics and chemistry teacher at Maize High School near Wichita, persuaded the school board to install a 720-panel photovoltaic array in a field next to the school.
Researchers will compare energy use of the solar-powered facility with a twin house powered with traditional energy sources.
The Berkeley campus has won the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
The Ferman Center for the Arts will be a four-story 90,000-square-foot facility
The facility will provide living space for 375 students as well as a dining facility.
Parents group in the Atlanta area has been encouraging districts to use biodegradable trays in their food service operations.
The $3.5 million installation will add 1.9 megawatts of solar-generating capacity to the university.