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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Going Solar: What Colleges Need to Know

Going Solar: What Colleges Need to Know

One campus sustainability trend emerging in early 2011 is that more institutions are considering larger solar installations. To cite a few major examples from the past few weeks, the University of Maryland at College Park recently announced its plans to install more than 2,600 solar panels on buildings across campus, and Princeton has announced plans to install a solar field featuring 16,500 panels on 27 acres of campus-owned land. To assist other colleges and universities that are considering whether to add solar installations (either small or large), we turned this week to Jon Pietruszkiewicz, senior project manager for renewable energy and energy efficiency at Black & Veatch, to learn more about how the solar market is changing and what questions institutions need to address as they consider investments in solar energy.


Academic Impressions

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March 3, 2011

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