University partners with eight colleges and universities for large-scale solar facility

Wake Forest University has announced that it is joining forces with eight other colleges and universities in North Carolina and Pennsylvania to bring a large-scale solar facility onto the U.S. electrical power grid in western Kentucky. By collaborating on this Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Davidson College, Dickinson College, Elon University, Haverford College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, Swarthmore College and Wake Forest University are accessing the benefits of renewable energy through an arrangement typically only feasible for large customers.

“This is Pro Humanitate in action. In joining this consortium, the first higher education renewable energy aggregation in North Carolina, we are catalyzing an innovative partnership to tackle the environmental impacts of our operations and signifying our commitment to environmental wellbeing for present and future generations of Wake Foresters,” said Wake Forest President Susan R. Wente.

Learn more about Wake’s renewable energy commitment here.