26 Jun '14, 6pm

George Washington University and American U. sign a 20-year deal for 52 megawatts of solar power

All universities need to be this forward-looking It's not clear if George Washington University is taking inspiration from a certain house of a certain color a few blocks away that recently re-installed solar panels after a 28 years absence , but it's great to see it, along with American University, sign a major long-term deal to get more than half of its power from the sun. What better way to show students the importance of something than actually practicing what you teach? Google Maps/Screen capture American University, George Washington University, and George Washington University Hospital (which is located on the GWU campus) are buying 52 megawatt of solar photovoltaic power from three new solar farms in North Carolina operated by Duke Energy. This will be the largest solar PV project east of the Mississippi River and it'll be made up of over 243,000 individual solar p...

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