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Rhode Island College Expected to Save $231,000 from New Solar Project

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Rhode Island College has announced it will install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the rooftop of its Donovan Dining Center. The $300,000 project is expected to save the college more than $231,000 in energy costs over the next 15 years. The school partnered with Ameresco to handle the planning, logistics and installation.

Ameresco installed a solar PV system on the rooftops of the Donovan Dining Center and the Student Union, utilizing funding from the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. The 110.9 kW system will be tied into the college’s electric service and is expected to generate 132,502 kWh in the first operating year. Savings will be in the form of direct reduction of kWh usage.

The solar facility is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 1,358 metric tons of CO2 annually. In 2017, Rhode Island College was recognized as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

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