By Andy Cuneo, Senior Account Executive, Washington, D.C. office
Catholic University is seeing the sunny side of electricity production by unveiling this week that more than 1,000 solar panels will be installed at the school in Northeast Washington, D.C. A Washington Post article noted that by installing the 1,088 solar panels, the school expects it will save more than 340,000 kilowatts of energy each year. To put that in perspective, that totals less than one percent of the annual energy needs of the school but is enough to power at least two radio stations for a full year.
This is a great step in making the university more environmentally friendly and one others should take a close look at. More colleges and universities, particularly those based in urban areas, should view to the progress being made at Catholic University as a stepping stone to their sustainability as well.