Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

Universities in DC make deal to buy solar power

The sun begins to rise behind the U.S. Capitol building on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
The sun begins to rise behind the U.S. Capitol building on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 6/23 11:59 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two universities in the nation's capital have agreed to a major energy deal to buy more than half their power from three new solar power farms planned in North Carolina.

George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital announced the 20-year agreement Monday night with Duke Energy Renewables to reduce their carbon footprints by directly tapping solar energy.

The Capital Partners Solar Project will break ground this summer. Once fully operational with 243,000 solar panels, the solar farms are expected to generate 123 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. Planners say that translates to eliminating about 60,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year or taking 12,500 cars off the road.

The Solar Energy Industries Association says this is the nation's largest nonutility solar power purchase.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share

Slideshows

Popular Right Now:
Nevada is home to top nuclear sensing site 

Updated: 7/21/2014 4:09:08 PM

Poll


All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.