Campus Crest, SolarCity team to put panels on dorms
SolarCity and Campus Crest will put solar panels on buildings at three universities.
Campus Crest Communities has teamed with SolarCity, a provider of clean-energy products and services, to install more than 9,000 solar panels on its student-housing communities in Greeley, Colo.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; and Las Cruces, N.M.
The companies say the project will eventually provide 2.3 million kilowatt-hours of renewable power per year, offset electricity consumption at the communities by about 50 percent and eliminate more than 80 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
“Sustainable living is central to our company philosophy and business practices, and we are pleased to find that our residents are equally as passionate about the concept,” says Ted Rollins, co-founder and chief executive of Campus Crest.
“Campus Crest is showing future generations there are better energy options available by giving students access to renewable power,” adds Toby Corey, SolarCity’s chief revenue officer. “It’s possible for many housing developers to pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power and pass on the benefits of clean power to their tenants.”
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