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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Clean Energy Goals

Innovative Research Helps California Achieve Clean Energy Goals

The just-released report highlights energy efficiency research and demonstration projects that reduce the amount of energy used by buildings and appliances, and lower consumer energy costs. Between 1999 and 2008, PIER invested $27.6 million in 17 efficiency projects that led to building and appliance code changes that will save Californians an estimated $10 billion in energy costs by 2025

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