UC Merced preps for major solar energy project

UC Merced is preparing for a major solar energy project. Solar panels will be added to the rooftops of about a dozen buildings.
November 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
UC Merced is preparing for a major solar energy project. Solar panels will be added to the rooftops of about a dozen buildings.

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The university already has an eight acre ground-based solar array that provides 15 percent of the annual energy for the campus.

The new rooftop systems are expected to double that amount when they are up and running next spring. They'll also take the university one step closer to its goal of producing as much energy as it uses -- by the year 2020.


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