A prominent graduate school for the health professions, Western University of Health Sciences, has signed a contract with Washington Gas Energy Systems for a 672kW rooftop PV project.
The university, in Pomona, California, will benefit from 2,688 panels installed across three campus roofs and a carport, supplying the university with 1,110MWh of solar energy a year.
Under a 20 year PPA the solar energy generated will save the equivalent of recycling 293 tons of waste. It will be developed by Green Energy Group with Conergy providing enginnering, procurement and construction (EPC) and is due for completion in October 2013.
“WesternU welcomes this opportunity to help the environment, reduce the impact of our operations, and lower our electrical costs,” said Thomas Fox, senior vice president at Western University of Health Sciences. “Solar panels offer a simple solution, one that makes a strong statement about the importance of a greener planet for a healthier life.”
Sanjiv Mahan, vice president of business development for Washington Gas Energy Systems said the collaboration with the university, Green Energy Group and Conergy “is sure to serve as an example for other institutes of higher education with goals to reduce their environmental footprints.”