Princeton U. Adds Rooftop Solar - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  April 2, 2024

Princeton U. Adds Rooftop Solar

Princeton University announced plans to add solar rooftop and canopy-mounted structures on the university’s campus in Princeton, N.J.

Brightcore Energy, a company that implements renewable energy solutions for the commercial and institutional markets, is developing a portfolio of solar projects for the facilities organization at Princeton.

The project consists of four arrays, two of which will be rooftop-mounted and two canopy-mounted. The aggregate size of the project will be approximately 2.2MWdc. The rooftop projects will be installed on the TIGER and CUB buildings, while the canopy-mounted projects will be at the Meadows and Stadium garages.

In total, the solar arrays will consist of 4,039 panels and are projected to produce an estimated 2,588 MWh of electricity annually. Brightcore expects to begin constructing the projects in the summer of 2024.

Once the solar arrays are operational, the estimated annual production will prevent approximately 1,834 metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Princeton University has committed to achieving net carbon neutrality by 2046. A key component of Princeton’s Sustainability Action Plan is using renewables as the campus energy source.

“We are so very proud to have been selected for this project,” said Mike Richter, President of Brightcore in a statement. “The university has rigorous selection standards and was extremely thoughtful and supportive throughout the process. The school has shown great leadership with its ambitious and detailed sustainability plans, and we are excited to play a role in that.”

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