KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- It's the first of its kind at a university, and you can find it on UT's campus.
It's a solar structure that's all about convenience and security.
The sun provides everything the new station needs, made by Solar Secure, and it's a safe place for students, even when the power goes out.
It's usually all about orange on the University of Tennessee campus, but a blue light is a symbol of safety, and the newest one should never go off.
Collette Duck, Solar Secure, said, "Even if campus power goes down, this station still works."
The Solar Secure SunStation is now online and off the grid in the area of campus known as The Hill.
Collette said, "It has situational view cameras, as well as cameras that are right at the emergency assistance station, so you get a more broad range of what's going on."
It runs entirely on sunshine, even on a cloudy day there's enough power for the new security feature.
It's more than just a covered area to sit on the bus line, it includes a power outlet for a quick recharge of phones or laptops.
Collette said, "It does provide a WiFi hotspot, so it extends the coverage of wireless from in your buildings to outside."
You can find it outside of Perkins Hall, the engineering building, and the Dean of Engineering thinks it's the perfect spot, since they're being produced in East Tennessee.
Wayne Davis, Dean of the College of Engineering, said, "It's a great opportunity for UT to actually work with companies; many of those companies have our graduates."
Solar Secure representatives said they picked UT for the first higher education installation because of the university's energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives. There are not any plans, right now, to add more solar stations on campus.