07 Oct '11, 12pm

Solar Power on US Campuses Surges 450% in 3 Years

Solar Power on US Campuses Surges 450% in 3 Years

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power installations on university and college campuses have surged 450% over the last three years, according to a new database constructed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).A dramatic 40% fall in the installed cost of solar PV systems and the advent of new financing mechanisms, such as solar leasing, has led administrators to invest in renewable, clean solar power as a way of both hedging against rising future electricity prices and reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprints, the the AASHE says . According to the AASHE Campus Solar Photovoltaic Installations database : • The 137 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity installed on higher education campuses to date is equivalent to the power used by 40,000 U.S. homes. • The market in 2010 for on-campus solar installations was over $300 m...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/07/solar-power-on-us-cam...

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