The New Penn State Solar Energy Project

Sponsors believe solar array can be a model for like-minded businesses

A view of the solar project during construction from the opposite side of Orchard Road, taken in fall 2018.Last summer, the Penn State University Office of Physical Plant began site work on a 2-megawatt advanced utility-scale solar photovoltaic system near the Uni­versity Park campus. Once completed, the solar array will provide 2,500 meg­awatt hours of clean, reliable and afford­able solar-generated energy amounting to 1% of the campus’ electricity needs.
But the concept for the Penn State Or­c...

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