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University of Richmond to install solar panels on recreation center

The University of Richmond in Richmond, Va., is planning to install solar panels on the roof of the school's recreation center, according to clubindustry.com.

The 204-kilowatt array of photovoltaic panels atop the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness will enable the university to generate an additional 226,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, the university says in a news release. That is equivalent to the annual electricity needs for one campus residence hall and will offset the emission of more than 344,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.

Secure Futures, a solar energy developer in Staunton, VA, will begin installing the array in July 2015. The company will install, maintain and own the solar array – and benefit from the associated tax benefits – and will sell the electricity generated by the array to the University of Richmond at a set rate over a 20-year period.

Read more on clubindustry.com.

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