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.