The image above shows the total annual global radiation in watts per square meter, this information helps UT find effective areas for solar panels.
Solar energy will most likely be the energy of the future, especially with the environment changing rapidly. Schools like UT that are able to use GIS and effectively use solar power to their advantage will take a step forward from other schools unwilling to change.
Also, this creates a space for schools to use GIS to improve their cost, environmental footprint, and impact.
Sounny-Slitine, M. A. Potential of Solar Power on the University of Texas Campus.