Elon University has installed a 9,000-plus solar panel farm on the south end of campus in an effort to “teach our students the economics behind solar energy production,” according to a university spokesman. A neighbor says even if “the panels are a bit of an eye sore,” she’s happy to see the university spread it considerable “wealth of resources and money.”

Semi-related green energy economics– when condensation freezes up your environmentally-friendly furnace, take a bucket of hot water outside and pout it over the pipe, even if you walk with a cane.