University Goes Solar

Georgetown University Goes Solar with SolarCity

Georgetown University is going solar with SolarCity on a project that is expected to cut the school’s energy bills by tens of thousands of dollars and reduce more than 600,000 pounds of carbon pollution over its lifetime. The student-spearheaded initiative, Solar Street, installed 75 solar panels across rooftops of six university-owned historic townhouses on the scenic campus in the nation’s capital. The project was unveiled today in an on-campus ribbon cutting ceremony. “Georgetown is pleased to be leading the first university solar electricity project of its scale on a historic residential block in Washington, DC,” said Robin Morey, vice president for planning and facilities management at the university.

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Net-Zero Energy Homes

BASF and SolarCity Team Up to Provide Solar Electricity for Net-Zero Energy Homes

High Performance program offered by the Center for Building Excellence at BASF provides consulting, plan reviews and training that enable homebuilders to construct sustainable houses affordably. SolarCity offers clean solar energy at rates lower than utility rates, which allows BASF homebuilder clients and homeowners to save money while achieving net-zero energy usage.

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