Pittwire, Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
The University of Pittsburgh is continuing to drive progress toward achieving carbon neutrality through a new solar power purchase agreement that will supply approximately 13% of the Pittsburgh campus’ annual electricity usage.
Under the 20-year agreement, the University will purchase all of the renewable electricity produced by a planned 20-megawatt solar power facility on the border of Allegheny and Beaver counties.
Plans for the Gaucho Solar development, which would be located on 70 acres in Independence and Findlay townships, adjacent to electric utility Duquesne Light Company’s Clinton substation, are currently being reviewed by municipal authorities.
photo credit: Univ. Pittsburgh Office of Sustainability.