Junction Campus Awarded $230,000 Grant

The Llano River Field Station (LRFS) at Junction was awarded a $230,000 Innovative Energy Demonstration Grant from the Office of the Texas State Comptroller’s Energy Conservation Office. This grant will help fund the installation of solar panels and a wind turbine. This project makes two buildings at the LRFS the first in the Texas Tech University system to run on renewable energy using sun and wind.

In addition, LRFS was recognized by the U.S. Department of Interior as supporting one of 16 successful conservation projects in Texas. The project, Llano River Biodiversity Trails, will have demonstration stops along the trail and will partner with TTU's College of Arts & Sciences and departments across the Lubbock campus for class field trips to learn about the LRFS renewable energy project in the context of conservation and sustainability of natural resources.