Cal State Long Beach on Friday debuted a new 11,040-panel solar installation expected to supply power for approximately one-third of the campus’ peak electricity demand.
In addition to providing solar power, the new system adds 44 electric vehicle chargers to campus where there previously were only four. Other new features include a 1-megawatt battery energy storage system, along with the campus’ first net-zero energy classroom building, which is currently under construction.
The solar power project is the largest across the 23-campus system and is part of a larger Climate Action Plan adopted by the university in 2014.
Campus and community leaders, including President Jane Close Conoley and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning.
For more information on the project, visit www.csulb.edu.
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