UD’s initial solar array will include more than 2,000 panels to yield an 850-kilowatt solar electric system. Once completed, UD’s system is expected to generate approximately 1,035 kilowatt hours of electricity each year and result in 1,810,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide being emitted annually. The avoided emissions will be the equivalent of reducing the use of 93,363 gallons of gasoline each year.
“The University of Delaware is pleased to partner with Standard Solar on this solar power initiative,” said UD President Patrick Harker. “This project is another example of idea leadership and is in keeping with the Path to Prominence Initiative for the Planet and our ongoing efforts to become ‘The Green University.’
The array will be installed by Standard Solar and jointly developed, owned and operated with its joint venture partner Perpetual Energy Systems (PES).