Monday, November 30, 2015

Case study reveals how Agnes Scott College overcame challenges as the first nonprofit to produce solar power through Georgia Power’s Advanced Solar Initiative

Even more exciting news, this time about solar energy and Agnes Scott College!

"Southface Energy Institute and Agnes Scott College released a case study that reveals how the college became the first nonprofit institution to produce solar power through the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI). This case study, funded by the Turner Foundation, offers specific insight into creative approaches to overcome the challenges to solar power projects. The publication will assist not only colleges and universities struggling to provide renewable energy on campus but also nonprofit organizations that lack the upfront resources to fund solar initiatives.

Located in Decatur, Georgia, Agnes Scott is a nonprofit liberal arts college for women that recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. In January 2015, the college completed the installation of five solar photovoltaic arrays, which now produce 342,200 kW hours per year which is enough clean, carbon-free energy to power 31 average-sized U.S. homes. The arrays are part of the college’s plan to reduce its carbon footprint and become carbon neutral by 2037."

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