U Pittsburgh Signs PPA for 20 MW Solar Farm

The new power purchase agreement secures for the university 100 percent of the electricity and renewable energy credits produced by a local 20 megawatt solar farm. The solar farm is expected to be operational in mid-2023.

Bucknell U Connects 1.76 MW Solar Array

The newly completed 1.76 megawatt solar array is projected to supply approximately seven percent of the university's electricity.

Colorado Mountain College Installs Solar Array & Battery Storage Facility

The new 4.5-megawatt solar array is grid-tied and includes five megawatts of battery storage. The power company that operates the grid will retire renewable energy credits on the college’s behalf, in a quantity sufficient to offset 100 percent of the electricity use of three CMC campuses at Aspen, Spring Valley and Vail Valley.

U Southern California to Obtain Solar Electricity for 25% of Consumption

The new 20-year agreement will provide a quarter of the university's electricity with power from a solar farm in Mojave. In addition to lowering its carbon footprint, the university will contribute approximately $180,000 per year to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Clean Energy Adder program that supports disadvantaged communities in and around USC’s campuses.

U Arkansas Signs PPA on 5.1 MW Photovoltaic Array

The newly signed power purchase agreement (PPA) is for a 5.1-megawatt photovoltaic system that is expected to cover approximately 6.3 percent of the campus electrical energy needs. The solar project will be installed on 25 acres off campus and is expected to be completed by Q1 2024.

Raritan Valley CC Purchases Power From 314 KW Solar System

The community college signed a new agreement to purchase for 15 years the power generated from a 313.6 kilowatt, ground-mounted photovoltaic system. The power from the system will meet all of the electricity demand from the college's Workforce Training Center.

Johns Hopkins U Procures Solar Electricity to Cover Two-Thirds Electricity Use

Johns Hopkins recently joined two other commercial customers in purchasing energy from a utility-scale photovoltaic development, allowing the university to achieve its goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 51 percent three years ahead of its target.

Washington & Lee U to Buy 100% Solar Electricity

The university recently entered into a long-term power purchase agreement to buy electricity from a 17-megawatt, off-site solar farm that will provide 100 percent of campus electricity use.

Brigham Young U Hawaii Completes Solar Energy Plus Battery Installation

The recently completed photovoltaic energy system that includes three rooftop and five carport installations plus battery storage is projected to meet approximately 39 percent of the university's energy needs annually. The university financed the project through a 20-year power purchase agreement.

West Virginia Wesleyan College Connects Solar Array

The college in mid-May dedicated a new photovoltaic array that is expected to provide about 11 percent of power to the campus.

U Tasmania Releases GHG Emissions Reduction Strategic Plan

The university's newly released plan includes a target to reduce gross greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030. The plan includes reducing both direct and indirect scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

Smith College Begins Ground-Source Heating & Cooling Project

Smith College will break ground in May on a ground-source energy project that will lower the college’s carbon emissions by an estimated 90 percent, allowing the college to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Gallaudet U to Install Photovoltaic & Energy Storage Microgrid

Expected to go online by fall of 2023, the microgrid will consist of 2.5 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic panels spread across numerous campus rooftops and parking garages, a 1.2 MW/2.5-megawatt-hour (MWh) lithium-ion battery energy storage system, and a 4.5 MW combined cooling, heat, and power system.

U Massachusetts Amherst Announces 100% Renewable Power By 2032 Goal

The university on Earth Day unveiled UMass Carbon Zero–a vision to power the university's 1,500-acre flagship campus with 100 percent renewable energy by approximately 2032. Among other changes, the university plans to transition from fossil fuel-based steam and electricity production to a low-temperature hot water heating system paired with ground-source heating and cooling, and to use a combination of on-site battery-stored solar energy and purchased clean energy.

Connecticut College Adopts 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal

At an Earth Day celebration, the college president announced the 2030 goal as well as pledging an environmental, social and governance approach to the college's investment strategy.

U Sydney to Switch to 100% Renewable Electricity

(Australia) The university recently signed a five-year contract to deliver electricity from photovoltaic panels to cover 100 percent of its electricity use. The contract begins July 1.