27 Apr '18, 12pm

Fifty-Percent Powered By Solar, American University Achieves Carbon Neutrality - Solar Industry

Washington, D.C.-based American University (AU) has achieved carbon neutrality, meaning it has a net-zero carbon footprint. Notably, 100% of AU’s electricity is renewable, with 50% coming from solar. The university has seven on-site solar installations and buys power from a 250,000-panel project in North Carolina. AU also purchases renewable energy credits. For transportation, 100% of the university’s shuttle buses run on biodiesel. Back in 2010, AU publicly pledged to become carbon-neutral by 2020. Now, the university has reached its goal two years early. AU claims it has become the first carbon-neutral university in the nation. “Our community joined together to accomplish this important goal established in 2010,” says Sylvia M. Burwell, president of AU. “We wanted to demonstrate leadership and innovation in addressing the serious social, economic and environmental issues...

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