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Bucknell University’s new solar array receives approval

By District Energy posted 04-20-2021 11:42


Renewable Energy Magazine


Bucknell University in Pennsylvania has partnered with Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington, Vermont, to install a 1.6 peak megawatt solar array on approximately seven acres of University-owned land.

Encore will provide comprehensive project development, financing and construction services to advance the project, which received approval from the East Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors on Monday, April 12.

The solar project will advance Bucknell’s strategic commitment to sustainability and enhance opportunities for renewable-energy focused teaching and research across multiple disciplines. In addition, the project will generate property tax revenues to East Buffalo Township, provide Bucknell with price certainty on energy rates for the next several decades, and strengthen the region’s commitment to the production and use of renewable energy.

Creating a sustainable future through the responsible stewardship of the University’s financial, natural, human and other resources is one of four strategic commitments of Bucknell’s Strategic Plan.

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