University of Pittsburgh closer to its 2037 carbon-neutral commitment with new solar power deal

A 20MW solar power facility will supply approximately 13% of the campus’ annual electricity usage

A new solar power deal is moving the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania closer to its commitment to be a carbon-neutral campus by 2037 in time for its 250th anniversary.

Under a 20-year agreement, a planned 2oMW solar power facility will supply approximately 13% of the campus’ annual electricity usage.

Aurora Sharrard, the university's Director of Sustainability, said: "Electricity generation accounts for about half of the university’s greenhouse gas emissions, so our commitment to local, renewable solar power is an important part of Pitt’s ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

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