26 Apr '12, 6pm

Solar Array at Oberlin College to Produce 3 Million kWh/yr of Electricity - AltEnergyMag (press release)

OBERLIN, OHIO – Oberlin College has entered into a power purchasing agreement with Spear Point Energy to purchase electricity from a 2.27-megawatt (MW) solar array to be constructed on college property. It will be the largest photovoltaic array on any college or university campus in Ohio. Construction will begin in early May and is expected to be completed by the end of August. The array will consist of 7,722 polycrystalline photovoltaic (PV) panels bolted to a ground-mounted tracking system and will cover about 10 acres of agricultural land. It will generate approximately 3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, enough to power 400 to 450 homes and equal to 12 percent of the college's annual consumption. The purchase of electricity from this system will move the college significantly closer toward its goal of carbon neutrality by 2025. "This project is a hi...

Full article: http://www.altenergymag.com/news/2012/04/26/solar-array-a...

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