Lehigh University will welcome a 2.61 MW solar mission on its campus quickly as a part of its objective to attain carbon neutrality by 2040. Standard Solar just lately acquired the Lehigh Valley mission from developer EDF Renewables North America, furthering the corporate’s pledge to advance solar energy in Pennsylvania and academic establishments nationwide.
“This adds to Standard Solar’s impressive track record of successfully bringing solar solutions to schools, empowering them with clean and sustainable energy sources,” says Eric Partyka, director of enterprise improvement, Standard Solar. “
Upon completion, the mission is anticipated to totally power the Murray H. Goodman Campus, home to nearly all of the college’s athletic services. This solar set up is predicted to fulfill 100% of the campus’s electrical energy calls for whereas offsetting 8% of the college’s total grid electrical energy consumption.
The single-axis tracker system is estimated to generate roughly 5,224 MWh of fresh energy yearly, sufficient to power about 285 homes for one 12 months. This newest acquisition provides to Standard Solar’s rising mission portfolio in Pennsylvania. The firm presently owns and operates a number of tasks within the state.
The Lehigh Valley mission is a part of Standard Solar’s quickly increasing portfolio within the schooling sector. The firm presently owns and operates greater than 35 MW of solar tasks serving instructional establishments, encompassing each Okay-12 colleges and better schooling institutions.
Says Audrey McSain, sustainability director at Lehigh University: “We look forward to producing clean energy onsite for our community and environment.”