The new, two-megawatt, eight-acre solar field on East Campus went live in January 2012. The project developer PowerPlay Solar Development, constructed the field in collaboration with Spire Solar Systems.     

The project - part of an energy master plan developed by sustainability students and presented to the school’s trustees in the fall of 2011 - generates up to 40% of the school’s electricity needs.

According to PowerPlay Solar, each year Berkshire’s solar field will remove nearly 2,650,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, 1,650 pounds of nitrogen oxide, and 4,400 pounds of sulfur dioxide from the atmosphere—or the equivalent use of 1.5 million pounds of coal annually.

 

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