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University of Virginia #solar project turns library into "living laboratory"

University of Virginia #solar project turns library into "living laboratory"

On Tuesday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of a solar project at the University of Virginia (UVA). According to an announcement , the 324-panel system covers more than 7,500 square feet atop UVA’s Clemons Library and is estimated to produce almost 200,000 kWh annually, enough to power approximately 15 U.S. homes and offset the equivalent of 93 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. “UVA’s historic investment proves that solar technology is achievable, affordable and here to stay,” said McAuliffe. “This project turns Clemons Library into a living laboratory, allowing students to see first-hand how green energy is changing the way we live and work. The lessons they’re learning will help grow the new Virginia economy for generations to come.” Students are studying the factors behind the selection of the Clemons Library site...

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