Duke Uni to get 101 MW of solar from Pine Gate deal in N Carolina
Solar panels by Pine Gate Renewables, North Carolina. Image by: Duke University.
US solar developer Pine Gate Renewables LLC will supply the Duke University in North Carolina with electricity from 101 MW of solar capacity.
The private research institution announced on Monday it will purchase power from three new photovoltaic (PV) parks that will be installed in its home state. The university will partner with solar developer Pine Gate Renewables to build the power plants and have them fully operational by 2022. Power deliveries will start as early as next year.
Between 235,000 MWh and 240,000 MWh are expected to be produced by the solar parks each year, equal to about 50% of Duke University’s annual electricity needs.
The collaboration is part of Duke University’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2024 and will help it lower its carbon emissions by 69% by 2022 and 73% by 2024, when combined with existing and planned initiatives. Those levels are compared to a 2007 baseline.
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