Antioch University – Langdon, NH

Antioch university members talk about going solar

Learn more about the Antioch University project.

By the numbers:

System size:  146 kilowatts (350 solar panels)

System output:  180,201 kilowatt-hours/year

CO₂ reduction:  281,000 pounds/year

 

Antioch University in New England is furthering their commitment to sustainability with a large solar project that will heighten their clean energy independence, and enhance their environmental studies program. ReVision’s Brentwood team installed Antioch University’s 146kW array in 2021. The grid-tied ground-mounted array will provide clean solar energy for facilities at Antioch’s Keene-based campus.

Comprised of 350 solar panels, the ground-mount will generate over 180,000 kilowatt-hours of energy, offsetting 281,000 pounds of carbon pollution every year. This is equivalent to planting over 2,100 trees or removing 28 gas-powered cars from the road. On top of generating clean, solar energy, the array will be incorporated in Antioch’s graduate education programs. Instructors will be able to use the solar site to teach students about solutions to the climate crisis, and utilize raw solar data from the array for real-time modeling and projections.

“Glover’s Ledge is an Antioch University New England stewarded property used for outdoor recreation, student and faculty research, and biodiversity conservation,” writes graduate student Kate Witte in her guest post about Antioch’s solar journey. “Our decision to install solar was based on providing research opportunities for students and faculty involved in sustainable development, as well as furthering our commitment to environmental sustainability.”

Read her full post here.