07 Jul '18, 6am

University Of California Buying Power From 60 MW Solar Project

University Of California Buying Power From 60 MW Solar Project

The University of California (UC) has announced the completion of the Five Points Solar Park, a 60 MW solar installation built to supply renewable energy to the university. The array’s output represents roughly 14% of the total UC system’s electricity usage, and UC says the project is a key step toward the university’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025. The university notes that an additional 20 MW solar installation is set to come online by mid-2017. The full output from these two power projects, totaling 80 MW, will be going to UC under a 25-year power purchase agreement with project developer Centaurus Renewable Energy. Nearly a quarter of the solar power will go to UC Davis, while the remainder will be shared among the other UC campuses and medical centers served by the university’s Wholesale Power Program. In addition to helping the university reach its goal ...

Full article: https://solarindustrymag.com/university-of-california-buy...

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