Harvard University to Install Photovoltaic Panels for Solar Electricity

Environmentalists, Cambridge Massachusetts’ residents and the community of Harvard University students, faculty and alumni are excited to learn today that the prestigious university will soon become one of the most energy efficient, too.

According to Boston Globe reports, Harvard University will be installing solar panels along the roof of their largest office building. The panels, which will span a length of more than 240 yards on that roof, are expected to generate more than 7% of the electrical needs by the building’s tenants. The building is commonly known as The Arsenal on the Charles.

The photovoltaic panels are expected to generate more than 635,00kW of electricity each year. The panels are part of a seven year plan by the University to reduce greenhouse gas emissions described in 2008.

For more information on this story, please see these links:

  • Photovoltaic Panels: Solar Power
  • Boston Globe Article
  • The Arsenal on the Charles

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