Princeton to build largest US university solar field

Next year, Princeton University will begin construction of a 27-acre solar field, hosting16,500 photovoltaic panels, to partially power its New Jersey campus.  The array will be built on off-campus university-owned land and is projected to generate 8 million kilowatts of energy per year, or 5.5% of Princeton’s total electricity usage. The cost of the project will be funded in part by New Jersey’s Solar Renewable Energy Certificate program, the terms of which will require sale of energy credits—one for every 1,000 kilowatt hours—to utility companies through 2020.

(via Inhabitat)


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