Utrecht University has placed 4,600 solar panels on its buildings
It is part of the largest solar project in the Netherlands
- May 28, 2018 12:30
- Monika Dimitrova
Utrecht University has placed 4,600 solar panels on its university buildings - the panels generate one million kWh of electricity every year, the equivalent of the energy consumed by 320 households.The solar panels are placed on 9 buildings of Utrecht University. It is great contribution of the Green Capital for 2018, Utrecht. Utrecht University aims to generate half of the energy consumption in 2020 in a sustainable way, including thermal storage, the purchase of wind power and the use of sunlight.
The placement of the solar panels contributes to a reduction of the CO2 footprint. Moreover, it offers the potential to enhance research and education component of faculties involved. Besides the University of Utrecht UMC Utrecht will also put solar panels on their roofs in the coming months. This makes Utrecht Science Park De Uithof the largest area of solar panels in Utrecht and one of the top projects in the Netherlands.
Source: Utrecht University
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