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UC Riverside adds more solar panels to campus as part of carbon neutrality initiative

June 17, 2021
The University of California system has a goal of eliminating greenhouse gases from its buildings and vehicle fleet by 2025.

University of California, Riverside, is expanding its access to on-site renewable energy with the installation of solar panels on two campus buildings.

The panels are being added to the university's Student Recreation Center and Student Services Building

The Student Recreation Center now houses 741 panels while 346 panels were added to the Student Services Building. The two installations will provide a combined 473 kilowatts of solar energy. A metering system was also added that will help the campus monitor exact energy production.

The projects are part of UC Riverside’s continuing commitment to the University of California’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, said John Franklin, a project manager with the Office of Planning, Design, and Construction.

The projects are the largest installations of solar panels on campus since a 2017 project that installed 9,600 solar in two campus parking lots.

A third installation is planned for the roof of Lothian Residence Hall. The number of solar panels on that project has not been determined yet.

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