Monday, August 29, 2016
Hampshire College Going 100% Solar Saving Money and Reducing Emissions
These arrays will generate enough energy to power about 500 American homes. When the college achieves its goal of producing all of its electricity from solar it will generate a carbon savings equivalent to taking 650 cars off the road.
To reach their onsite renewable energy goals, Hampshire partnered with SolarCity who will build and operate the solar arrays and battery system. In addition to showing sustainability leadership, Hampshire will pay less for electricity than it does right now. The estimated saving will be around $400,000 per year for 20 years and up to $8 million total in electricity costs.
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Posted by Richard Matthews