17 Jan '18, 11am

University of New South Wales to go 100% solar powered

University of New South Wales to go 100% solar powered

Students have long been at the forefront of pushing their institutions to divest from fossil fuels . As part of that push, they've also encouraged them to embrace renewables too. But few universities have gone as far as the University of New South Wales in Australia, which just inked an ambitious deal to get 100% of its energy from solar power . (Note that the press materials say "energy", not just electricity!) The deal, signed late last year, will see the university buy up to 124,000 MWh of renewable energy a year from Maoneng’s Sunraysia Solar Farm near Balranald in south-western NSW starting in 2019. That figure will be equivalent to the university's annual energy requirement, and will mean the institution meets its previously set goal of going 100% carbon neutral on energy by 2020. Furthermore, the university is making a big deal out of the fact that the prices it has...

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