Princeton will build 27-acre solar field

    Princeton University has announced plans to build a solar collector field on 27 acres of university property. The 16,500-panel installation would be the single larges in the nation at a college or university.

    The Times of Trenton reports the area, buffered from sight by landscaping, will able to cover 5 to 20 percent of the university’s annual energy costs, depending on the intensity of the sun.

     

    Construction should begin in 2012.

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