Susquehanna University partners on 14-acre solar project - Smart Energy Decisions

Finance, Solar  -  December 19, 2017

Susquehanna U partners on 14-acre solar project

Artist’s rendering of the solar array being developed by WGL Energy and Susquehanna University provided by WGL Energy.

Pennsylvania's Susquehanna University has entered into an agreement for the development of a 3.9 MW DC ground-mounted solar array that is expected to offset 30% of the university's electricity needs. 

The liberal arts university partnered with WGL Energy unit WGL Energy Systems on the project, which will span 14-acres and include 12,000 panels, making it the largest university-sponsored solar array in the state, according to a Dec. 18 news release. Construction on the project has already begun, and it is expected to be complete by summer 2018. 

Susquehanna University will purchase electricity generated by the project — estimated to top 5,300 MWh per year — from WGL Energy. WGL Energy Systems will own and operate the facility under a 25-year power purchase agreement. 

"Susquehanna University is proud to support the development of one of the largest solar projects in Pennsylvania," Jonathan Green, president of Susquehanna University, said in a statement. "This is a major step forward in the university's commitment to implementing earth-friendly initiatives that are at the heart of responsible living in our interdependent world."


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