Here Comes The Sun… Solar Array on the UT Campus

According to Juan Nu??ez, associate director for Facilities Services at PRC, the system provides more than 400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, equivalent to powering 40 average area homes. Monitors in three locations at PRC display in real time the energy generated by the system and amount of greenhouse gas emissions reduced.

“By offsetting a portion of the power currently being used at PRC, the system saves 263 tons of carbon dioxide per year from being emitted into the atmosphere ??? savings comparable to planting more than 9,000 trees or taking 58 cars off Austin’s streets,” he explained.

Solar panels at the PRC

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About Matthew Peterworth

I currently work as a Technology Specialist at Henderson Engineers in Kansas City – a Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing (MEP) design firm. Prior to that I was a Project Manager for Information Technology Services (ITS), the central IT department at the University of Texas at Austin. As of July 2008 I am a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI. And as of June 2011 I am a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the great state of Texas. Please follow me on Twitter @mpeterworth. https://twitter.com/mpeterworth

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