The Daily Pennsylvanian.


Penn recently signed a Power Purchase Agreement for the construction of two new solar energy facilities in central Pennsylvania to supply campus with renewable energy.

The two solar energy facilities will operate with the combined capacity of 220 megawatts and are projected to annually produce nearly 450,000 MWh of electricity. For the next 25 years, the electricity produced at these sites will be purchased by the University at a price competitive to standard electricity prices, Penn Today reported.


Seventy-five percent of the required electricity for the academic campus and the University of Pennsylvania Health System will be provided by these sites, placing the project among the top of solar and wind installations within the Ivy League, Penn Today reported.

The purchase accelerates the University’s commitment to a 100% carbon-neutral campus by 2042, as outlined in the Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 released in October.

photo caption/credit: Penn’s Power Purchase Agreement will cover 75% of the power needs required by Penn’s campus and health system. Credit: Chase Sutton.

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