US university builds solar covered car park to offset 80% of its energy consumption

The project will facilitate 550kW of solar panels, which will feed directly into one of its halls and the campus grid

Solar panels

Weber State University (WSU) in Utah plans to build a solar covered car park in a bid to save money on the campus' energy bills and shrink its carbon footprint.

When completed, the array will facilitate 550kW of solar panels that will feed directly into one of its halls and the campus' electrical grid.

The power produced by the array is expected to offset 80% of the residential hall's energy consumption.

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