Friday, November 19, 2010

University of Delaware Installs Solar Power

With the oldest solar lab in the nation, it’s no surprise that the University of Delaware is installing an array of solar panels across campus rooftops.

Delaware Online reports that the nearly-completed project will save the university about $30,000 annually in energy—making UD the state’s largest solar-power generator. A move that costs the university only about $90,000 will pay for itself in three years and make the campus the state’s leader in eco-friendly advancement.

In return from buying energy from Standard Solar, the company will compensate the price of the panels and installation. Schools receive accreditation and lower energy costs, and investors receive a federal tax credit.


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