Cal State Fullerton Is Among Top 10 Solar Campuses

Cal State Fullerton is seventh in a Top 10 ranking of universities across the nation for its use of solar, according to a listing by Energy Digital Magazine. Others on the list included Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the United States Air Force Academy and Arizona State.

The ranking noted that Cal State Fullerton's 2012 installation of a 1.16 MW solar system and public charging infrastructure "is offsetting more than 26.422 tons of greenhouse gas each year, which is equivalent to taking almost 5,180 cars off the road in the next 25 years."

The University's efforts in energy saving and green power have been an ongoing effort throughout its history. In addition to the photovoltaic project on campus and at the California State University Desert Studies Center in the Mojave Desert, a trigeneration plant, installed in 2010, allowed the campus to self-generate some 6 megawatts of electrical power; several of the campus buildings are either LEED rated or equivalent and several campus-owned utility vehicles are powered by electricity.

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