University broadens clean energy efforts with solar subscription
Published by Minnesota Daily on October 24, 2016.
As solar energy surges in popularity, the University is capitalizing on investing opportunities in clean energy.
The Board of Regents approved the purchase of a 25-year subscription to a community solar garden at its last meeting. The acquisition will save the University up to $800,000 over the length of the contract. The purchase is part of the University’s overall push for clean energy.
Community solar gardens are shared facilities that provide clean energy for people who can’t afford to buy their own solar panels, said University Sustainability Director Shane Stennes.